Author: Azizur Rahman 21 August 2020
The Daily Telegraph asked Rahman Ravelli’s Aziz Rahman what the implications of recession caused by Covid-19 will be for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
Aziz said that the SFO will probably find itself having to investigate a lot of allegations of pandemic-related fraud, with healthcare and investment-related scams as well as price-fixing creating an increased workload for the agency.
He also outlined why recessions can lead to more business crime being detected – and why this could see the SFO taking on significantly more new investigations than it has in recent years.
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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.