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FEATURED NEWS 9 September 2019

Senior Partner Aziz Rahman discusses the SFO's recent Corporate Cooperation Guidance with The FCPA Blog
By Azizur Rahman.
The Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) Corporate Co-operation Guidance has arrived in the form of a five-page document. Read more

FEATURED NEWS 9 September 2019

Legal Director Syed Rahman discusses free ports and the potential for money laundering post-Brexit with Lawyer Monthly
By Syedur Rahman.
New Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “do or die’’ approach to taking Britain out of the European Union by October 31 has been much discussed. Read more

FEATURED NEWS 5 September 2019

Senior Partner Aziz Rahman quoted in Thomson Reuters discussing the sentencing of Richard Baldwin
By Azizur Rahman.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has secured its joint largest-ever money laundering prison sentence against Richard Baldwin, a major player in Operation Tabernula. Read more

FEATURED NEWS 2 September 2019

Senior Partner Aziz Rahman discusses unexplained wealth orders with iNews
By Azizur Rahman.
Unexplained wealth orders (UWOs) have been described as the much-needed weapon to wage war on the flow of dirty money into the UK, however, to date, just 15 unexplained wealth orders have been obtained targeting four individuals. Read more

FEATURED NEWS 2 August 2019

Legal Director Syed Rahman Comments on the UKs 4th UWO in Law360
By Syedur Rahman.
The National Crime Agency said on Wednesday it has secured its fourth unexplained wealth order against a Northern Irish woman with suspected links to paramilitary activity Legal Director Syed Rahman said, "news that the NCA has issued a further unexplained wealth order (UWO) is another warning shot to those engaged in acquiring assets through criminal conduct. Read more

NEWS 18 September 2019

Legal Director Neil Williams discusses increased sentences for money launderers with The Barrister
By Neil Williams.
The increasing average length of sentences given to convicted money launderers in the UK over the past decade makes a strong enough story in itself. Read more

NEWS 30 August 2019

Syed Rahman discusses London Capital & Finance Mini bond scandel with Law360
By Syedur Rahman.
Rahman Ravelli's Syed Rahman was recently asked by Law360 to comment on a piece looking closely at the ongoing Minibond scandal surrounding the collapse of London Capital and Finance, which left thousands of investors facing huge losses. Read more

NEWS 21 August 2019

Neil Williams discusses the future and practicalities of DPAs with Thompson Reuters
By Neil Williams.
After the acquittal of three Sarclad employees brought further embarrassment for the Serious Fraud Office in relation to deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs), Neil Williams of business crime solicitors Rahman Ravelli considers where DPAs go from here - and what companies need to do to ensure they never need one. Read more

NEWS 20 August 2019

Goals Soccer Centres and The Financial Conduct Authority
By Syedur Rahman.
Allegations over accounting irregularities at Goals Soccer Centres have attracted the Financial Conduct Authority’s attention. Read more

NEWS 16 August 2019

Legal Director Syed Rahman comments on NCA being granted a £100m Asset Freezing Order
By Syedur Rahman.
The NCA has been granted freezing orders on eight bank accounts containing a total of more than £100 million, which is suspected to have derived from bribery and corruption in an overseas nation. Read more

NEWS 13 August 2019

Legal Director Syed Rahman quoted in Compliance Week discussing the DPA Process
By Syedur Rahman.
There seems to be a pattern in recent years where the company accepts culpability, but then the individuals involved are tried and acquitted. Read more

NEWS 13 August 2019

Legal Director Neil Williams discusses the future of DPAs with Fraud Intelligence
By Neil Williams.
Sometimes the best ideas just don’t turn out to be as good in practice as they were on paper or in the heads of those who devised them. Read more

NEWS 2 August 2019

Nicola Sharp discusses the FCA's recent increase in fines against individuals with the FCPA Blog
By Nicola Sharp.
The 2019 fiscal year saw the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issue its largest total amount in fines against individuals. Read more

NEWS 29 July 2019

Syed Rahman speaks to economia about a new report which claims that corruption is being overlooked in the UK
By Syedur Rahman.
A new report alleges that the authorities are overlooking bribery and corruption in the UK, however, while some criticism is justified the real picture is not so clear cut A new report has made the claim that corruption in the UK is being overlooked. Read more