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Entries in United Kingdom (111)

Thursday
Dec112014

Report: UK financial regulator ‘fell short of its own standards’

The issue of who regulates the regulators was thrown into sharp focus following the publication of a rather costly (£3.15 million / $4.95 million) independent report into the UK Financial Conduct Authority's media and financial market management. 

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Wednesday
Dec032014

TI releases 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index: Action needed in the U.S. and other countries

Transparency International released its 20th edition of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) today, available here. The 2014 CPI ranks 175 countries based on the perceptions of public sector corruption. Denmark is at the top of the list with a CPI score of 92. Similar to the last several years, North Korea and Somalia are at the bottom of the list, scoring 8 each.

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Thursday
Nov202014

FCA small bank and insurance intermediary reviews: Not good but getting better

Last week, the UK’s Fianncial Conduct Authority published thematic financial crime risk reviews into 21 small banks and ten commercial insurance intermediaries. It also commenced a consultation exercise on its proposed guidance on financial crime systems and controls.

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Wednesday
Nov192014

2014: The Year of the International Whistleblower

The biggest SEC whistleblower award in Fiscal Year 2014 was in September, when the agency authorized a payment of more than $30 million to a whistleblower living outside the United States. The award more than doubled the previous highest award of $14 million.

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Monday
Oct062014

Get ready for UK extractive industries disclosure rules

Image courtesy of the Houses of Parliament Flicker streamThe UK government recently announced the publication of draft legislation entitled “Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014." The legislation would require UK-registered mining, quarrying, and logging companies to report on payments they make to governments all over the world, when such payments exceed £86,000 ($137,000) in a financial year.

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Friday
Oct032014

UK online betting threatens the Beautiful Game

The boom in UK-online gambling will come as no surprise to those irritated by betting adverts interrupting major televised sporting events. Not surprisingly, and to the consternation of offshore online gambling jurisdictions, the UK government has sought to cash in on this licensed vice by introducing a remote gambling point of consumption duty for all wagers placed within the UK.

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Friday
Sep052014

Feds move to seize seven New York properties tied to human trafficking case

The DOJ filed a civil forfeiture complaint in Manhattan federal court last week targeting seven properties allegedly purchased in Dutchess County, New York by a Greek national using the proceeds of a long-running human smuggling operation.

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Tuesday
Aug262014

Job: Manager, Global Anti-Corruption (Amex, London)

Job Title: Manager, Global Anti-Corruption

Employer: American Express

Location: London, UK

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Wednesday
Jul162014

UK courts rule on secret commissions and recovering profits

Recovering profits from accessories of bribe beneficiaries and secret commissions were respectively considered in two recent UK appellate decisions, one released earlier this month and another on Wednesday.

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Monday
Jul142014

SFO launches bribe probe of Sweett Group

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Monday it has launched a formal investigation of survey and construction services firm Sweett Group.

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