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Entries in United Kingdom (121)

Wednesday
Aug052015

After first Libor trial, UK jails convicted trader 14 years

The first defendant to go on trial in the UK as part of the Serious Fraud Office's criminal investigation into the manipulation of Libor was convicted and sentenced Monday at Southwark Crown Court.

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Monday
Aug032015

SFO launches probe of Soma Oil and Gas

Somali Minister of National Resources Abdirizak Omar Mohamed and Lord Howard of Lympne, chairman of SOMA, on August 6, 2013 (Image courtesy of Soma)The UK Serious Fraud Office confirmed Friday that it has opened a criminal investigation into Soma Oil and Gas Holdings Ltd and allegations of corruption in Somalia.

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Tuesday
Jul282015

Ethics leader Lord Sewel resigns after snorting cocaine off prostitute's breasts

The British peer in charge of parliamentary ethics quit the House of Lords Tuesday after photos showed him apparently wearing an orange bra and snorting cocaine off a prostitute's breasts.

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Thursday
Jul092015

A third of UK SMEs still haven't heard of the Bribery Act

The UK Ministry of Justice and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) surveyed small and medium sized businesses to find out how many know about the 2010 Bribery Act.

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Monday
Jun012015

SFO: DPAs are a chance to live your corporate values

Ben Morgan, joint head of bribery and corruption at the UK Serious Fraud Office, spoke at this year's Global Anti-Corruption and Compliance in Mining Conference in London. He talked about the benefits of cooperation (sound familiar?).

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Thursday
Apr302015

UK Supreme Court: When is money laundering its own crime?

The circumstances in which a money laundering offense may also constitute a substantive criminal offense was the subject of a UK Supreme Court decision last week.

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Wednesday
Mar042015

Is the London property market a safe haven for dirty money?

According to a report Wednesday from Transparency International, the boom in the London property market has been fueled by dirty money from around the world.

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Wednesday
Feb252015

SFO: ‘Some things just don't add up’

Image courtesy of the SFOThe FCPA Blog is a fanboy of the UK Serious Fraud Office. Partly because we enjoy the way the SFO talks. An example is the guidance it posted about where to find graft and how to recognize it.

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Wednesday
Feb112015

Heads up: The UK Government has an anti-corruption plan

Image courtesy of HM GovernmentOn December 18, 2014 the UK Government issued its long awaited “UK Anti-Corruption Plan.” The plan sets out over sixty action points for the Government and its partners, organized around four key themes of “Pursue,” “Prevent,” “Protect” and “Prepare." 

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Thursday
Jan292015

Civil remedies: When bribery infects a contract

The English civil law remedies arising from a contract that is subsequently infected by bribery were recently the subject of consideration in the case of Tigris International NV v China Southern Airlines Company Ltd & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 1649 (17 December 2014) [paragraphs 128-145]. Although, the case did not involve allegations of bribery, the alleged breaches of fiduciary duty involve the same principles.

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