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THE PARADISE PAPERS - DEFENDING TAX EVASION ALLEGATIONS

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The Paradise Papers has put the issue of tax avoidance firmly back in the headlines. The documents, which originated from the law firm Appleby, lay bare the financial affairs of more than 120,000 people and companies. Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, the President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos ...
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AIRBUS AND THE RISKS OF BRIBERY ACROSS BORDERS

Aerospace giant Airbus is now facing corruption allegations in a fifth country. Airbus, which was already under investigat...
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INVESTMENT FRAUD AND DISHONESTY

Royal Bank of Scotland has paid $44M to settle a US criminal investigation that accused its traders of lying to clients ov...
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THE NEED TO PREVENT MONEY LAUNDERING - EVERYWHERE

The authorities in China can usually be relied on to make bold statements about the country. But the latest announcement r...
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COMPLIANCE AFTER THE EVENT IN BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION CASES

In a move that attracted a fair amount of attention in the business world, UK oilfield services firm Petrofac announced it...
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FORMULA ONE, BRIBERY AND THE SERIOUS FRAUD OFFICE

Formula 1’s racy image seems to have spilled off the track, as the sport finds itself at the centre of enquiries regardi...
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THE SFO, THE FUTURE AND SECURING A DPA

After what appeared to be a far from certain future, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) looks to be safe. Prime Minister There...
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BITCOIN AND DIGITAL FRAUD

A hacker’s best friend – Bitcoin and digital fraud “I’m still trying to digest the fantastic...


CHALLENGING WITNESS CREDIBILITY

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has found itself at the centre of a controversy over its use of an ex...


HEALTH AND SAFETY: THE CORPORATE IMPLICATIONS

For some reason, some people in business view the issue of health and safety breaches as among the l...


INCREASED INSOLVENCY POWERS

When, at the start of this year, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy transfe...


AUTOMATION AND MONEY LAUNDERING

Money laundering in an automated world throws up new challenges that have to be met. Failure to meet...


MANAGING THE PROBLEM OF BRIBERY IN HIGH-RISK COUNTRIES

Oil field services company Halliburton is to pay nearly $30 million to resolve allegations of briber...