Author: Azizur Rahman 21 January 2021
Rahman Ravelli’s Aziz Rahman was asked by Fraud Intelligence to give his assessment of 2020’s main business crime issues.
In his article, the Rahman Ravelli senior partner examines the year from the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO’s) point of view. The agency’s loss in the Barclays case and the limited success it gained with its Unaoil investigation are detailed. But Aziz also highlights the SFO’s achievement in concluding its Airbus settlement and the level of scrutiny written into the deferred prosecution agreement finalised with G4S.
He examines the impact of unexplained wealth orders (UWOs) in 2020; detailing the significant cases involving them and arguing that they have not yet been the huge asset to the authorities that many hoped they would be.
Aziz’s article also looks forward to the next 12 months. It cites Cum-Ex as one of the issues that is set to dominate 2021, as investigations into the share-selling practice gather momentum and spread across borders.
Aziz's article featured on Fraud Intelligence.
Aziz Rahman is Senior Partner at Rahman Ravelli and its founder. His ability to coordinate national, international and multi-agency defences has led to success in some of the most significant corporate crime cases of this century and top rankings in international legal guides. He is recognised worldwide as one of the most capable legal experts regarding top-level, high-value commercial and financial disputes.