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NEWS 24 February 2015

The SFO has been ordered to pay a six million pound legal bill
By Azizur Rahman.
The SFO has been ordered to pay a six million pound legal bill following the collapse last year of its coal mining fraud case against six people; one of whom was a lawyer. Read more

NEWS 24 February 2015

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has secured its first convictions against a corporate for foreign bribery following a contested trial.
By Azizur Rahman.
One defendant received an 18-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, while the other was jailed for three years. Read more

NEWS 24 February 2015

HSBC apologises in newspapers over claims that its Swiss private bank helped clients evade tax.
By Azizur Rahman.
A whistle blower has said that the UK government should have known about this five years ago, the UK Treasury Committee Is to conduct its own inquiry into the claims and HM Revenue and Customs and the Serious Fraud Office are both set to take a closer interest in HSBC’s Swiss affairs. Read more

NEWS 24 February 2015

Rolls-Royce says it has not been contacted by Brazilian authorities
By Azizur Rahman.
Rolls-Royce says it has not been contacted by Brazilian authorities over allegations that it paid bribes there to secure oil industry contracts. Read more

NEWS 24 February 2015

The Charity Commission has urged the UK’s larger charities to test their resilience to fraud with a free self-assessment tool.
By Azizur Rahman.
The Self-Assessment Fraud Resilience Tool (SAFR) is made up of 29 questions designed to help each charity understand the nature of fraud and determine how well protected they are against it. Read more

NEWS 3 February 2015

Amendments to the Serious Crime Bill 2014 proposed by MP Karen Bradley
By Azizur Rahman.
Amendments to the Serious Crime Bill 2014 proposed by MP Karen Bradley include a clause to be inserted into the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA); to protect those who submit a suspicious activity report (SAR) from civil liability. Read more

NEWS 3 February 2015

FCA has issued its first fines against individuals as part of Libor scandal
By Azizur Rahman.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued its first fines against individuals for interest rate-rigging as part of the Libor scandal. Read more

NEWS 3 February 2015

Weavering Capital hedge fund founder Magnus Peterson sentenced to 13 years in prison
By Azizur Rahman.
The founder of hedge fund Weavering Capital, Magnus Peterson, was sentenced to 13 years in prison after being convicted of fraud and other charges, including false accounting and fraudulent trading, following a three-month trial. Read more

NEWS 3 February 2015

Britain's banks have not learned all the lesson from the 2007-2008 financial crisis
By Azizur Rahman.
The Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, has said that Britain’s banks have not learned all the lessons that they should have done from the 2007-08 financial crisis. Read more

NEWS 23 September 2014

GSK fines the end of its bribery ordeal
By Azizur Rahman.
GlaxoSmithKline is claiming the £300M fine imposed on it by a Chinese court is the end of the bribery scandal. Read more

NEWS 1 September 2014

Legal News Round Up - September 2014
By Azizur Rahman.
Israel is set to become a member of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the inter-governmental body that aims to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing. Read more

NEWS 25 June 2012

Navigating the legal minefield
By Azizur Rahman.
The UK is cracking down hard on corporate abuse, but robust compliance policies - as well as expert legal advice - can help companies steer clear of trouble, as Aziz Rahman of leading specialist fraud law firm Rahman Ravelli, explains. Read more

NEWS 25 June 2012

Wielding a big stick
By Azizur Rahman.
The government is pulling no punches in its commitment to enforcing better corporate governance by threatening tougher sanctions against companies and their directors, says Aziz Rahman. Read more

NEWS 25 June 2012

Prevention is better than cure
By Azizur Rahman.
When it comes to complying with the Bribery Act, businesses need to be prepared. Read more