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Legal Articles and Expert Perspectives - Page 23 of 50

Aug
2016

Hard To Explain 3 min read
August 31, 2016
Those suspected of money laundering could be required to explain the origins of any unexpected wealth - or risk forfeiting it - under measures being considered by the UK government. Read more

Aug
2016

Failing To Carry Out Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Due-Diligence 3 min read
August 31, 2016
Ernst and Young report that companies (of all sizes) are frequently failing to take appropriate steps to respond and reduce their risk exposure; particularly when expanding into new markets. One in five companies does not identify third parties as part of its anti-corruption due diligence, one in three does not assess country or industry-specific corruption risks before investing and only half use technologies such as forensic data analysis to identify and mitigate risks. Read more

Jun
2016

Section 36 of the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 Curbing the excesses of banking. 2 min read
June 17, 2016
The calls for legislation to rein in the banks have been lengthy since the banking collapse over a decade ago. Now, we have Section 36 of the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013, which makes it an offence for those performing a senior management function to bring down a financial institution through their reckless acts or omissions. This came into force on 7th March 2016. Read more

Jun
2016

Online Offensive 3 min read
June 17, 2016
Amazon and eBay are to be held liable for the VAT fraud committed by the overseas sellers that use the websites. Those based overseas who sell on the sites but pay no VAT are costing HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) millions of pounds in unpaid taxes – and the government is on to them. Read more

Jun
2016

Approaches to Acquittal 3 min read
June 17, 2016
Two men have just been acquitted in a major money laundering trial. Here we look at the scope defence teams have in such cases to rebut prosecution claims. Read more

Jun
2016

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has closed its investigation... 3 min read
June 17, 2016
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has closed its investigation into allegations of fraudulent conduct on the foreign exchange market. Aziz Rahman examines why investigations are dropped – and how defence teams can influence this. Read more

Jun
2016

Uncompetitive 3 min read
June 17, 2016
A number of pensions providers have been warned by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) that they may be breaking competition law. Read more

May
2016

Challenging Investment Fraud Allegations 2 min read
May 3, 2016
Very often we will be dealing with clients, individuals or companies pre-charge. This is when early defence building can really begin earnest. Read more

May
2016

Investment Fraud and Regulatory Issues 4 min read
May 3, 2016
Many of our clients who are facing possible investment fraud prosecution are professional people who are regulated by a supervising body; either personally or through their company, or in some cases both. There is an interface between the civil regulatory process and criminal litigation. That meeting of processes can sometimes produce fault lines which can be exploited. This is a particular feature of many investment fraud investigations. Read more

May
2016

Investment Fraud and the Importance of Defence Case Statements 4 min read
May 3, 2016
Defence case statements are taking on increasing importance in criminal litigation. This is especially so where there are huge amounts of unused material; as there always will be in an investment fraud case. The prosecution will have a lot of material that is not a part of their case – the unused material. Read more

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