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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 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 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

NEWS 24 July 2019

Rahman Ravelli's Nicola Sharp discusses traders understanding of the FCA's five conduct rules with Thomson Reuters
By Nicola Sharp.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) requires traders to have a better understanding of its five conduct rules, it said at its annual public meeting yesterday. Read more

NEWS 18 July 2019

Rahman Ravelli's Nicola Sharp discusses the FCA's Annual Report with Commercial Dispute Resolution.
By Nicola Sharp.
The overarching theme in the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority annual report is one of change, as the regulator looks beyond Brexit and its impact on resources. Read more

NEWS 17 July 2019

Legal Director Neil Williams quoted in the FT discussing the acquittal of three Sarclad executives
By Neil Williams.
After yesterday's news that three executives from South Yorkshire-based metal manufacturer Sarclad have been cleared of bribery charges in the latest failed prosecution brought by the SFO, questions will certainly be asked over the DPA process. Read more

NEWS 15 July 2019

Syed Rahman discusses the recent increase in FCA raids with Compliance Monitor
By Syedur Rahman.
The FCA has reported that it carried out more dawn raids last year than in any year since 2010. Read more

NEWS 11 July 2019

Legal Director Neil Williams speaks to Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence about Deutsche Bank's recent restructure
By Neil Williams.
In a bid to break from the shadows of the past, Deutsche Bank has radically restructured its operation by combining compliance and financial crime with risk management. Read more

NEWS 11 July 2019

Aziz Rahman discusses the FCA's criminal insider dealing prosecutions statistics with Thompson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence
By Azizur Rahman.
The Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) recent conviction of a UBS compliance officer and her friend have escalated the regulator's convictions on its criminal insider dealing prosecutions by a third in number to 89% in the last five years. Read more

NEWS 8 July 2019

Neil Williams tells The Times the lessons that companies can learn from the deferred prosecution agreement concluded by the Serious Fraud Office and SGL
By Neil Williams.
The Serious Fraud Office’s announcement of a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with SGL, a subsidiary of Serco Group, is the first DPA to relate to public contracts. Read more

NEWS 5 July 2019

Aziz Rahman quoted in Law360 discussing Serco entering a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
By Azizur Rahman.
The news that Serco had agreed in principle a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA), after self-reporting offences of fraud and false accounting and offering the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) substantial cooperation, was widely covered yesterday. Read more