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BLOCKCHAIN AND FRAUD PREVENTION

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It has been saluted as a major development in the battle against fraud in financial services. Last week, HSBC Holdings made the proud announcement that it had performed the world’s first financial transaction using blockchain. HSBC and the Dutch bank ING conducted it on behalf of the food and agri...
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FORMULA 1 AND MONEY LAUNDERING ALLEGATIONS

Formula One is facing testing times. The sport is under official scrutiny regarding suspicions of money laundering. Italia...
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DEALING WITH AGENCIES THAT INVESTIGATE BUSINESS CRIME

Business crime can often involve a number of companies, individuals and countries. As a result, it can be investigated by ...
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Obtaining A Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA)

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has made it clear that it isn’t feeling generous. In a hard-hitting but illuminating spee...
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FAILING TO PREVENT BRIBERY

A modestly-sized company has become the first to be convicted in the UK for failure to prevent bribery. But the case itsel...
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MONEY LAUNDERING AND THE GAMBLING INDUSTRY

Bookmaker William Hill has been ordered to pay £6.2M for what the Gambling Commission called systemic failures regarding ...
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DEFENDING YOURSELF WHEN INTERNATIONAL BRIBERY ALLEGATIONS ARE MADE

Big business is an international issue that very often crosses borders and involves many countries and jurisdictions….an...
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HOW TO PREVENT WORKPLACE FRAUD

Recent research has found that half of all UK companies may have been affected by fraud or other eco...


Politically Exposed Persons - PEPs And The Legal Restrictions They Face

The uproar in Greece surrounding the alleged corruption involving a pharmaceutical company and a num...


CORPORATE LIABILITY AND THE INDIVIDUAL

Last year was a costly one for two of the biggest names in British business. Rolls-Royce and Tesco. ...


Defending Unexplained Wealth Orders

The National Crime Agency announced on 28th February that it had secured UWO’s on two properties v...


HOW EXECUTIVES CAN PROTECT THEMSELVES IF A COMPANY COLLAPSES

The fall-out from the collapse of Carillion is set to claim many victims. It is also set to shine a ...


VAT AND DUBAI

VAT, it seems, has arrived in Dubai. And that has implications for business. As of January 1 this ye...