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NEWS 13 January 2020

Nicola Sharp explains in a Lawyer Monthly article why the EU’s proposed central authority for investigating money laundering cannot come soon enough
By Nicola Sharp.
European Union finance ministers are set to authorise the European Commission to draft plans for an enforcement body that would be independent and would have what have been termed direct powers to oversee the anti-money laundering efforts in all EU member-states. Read more

NEWS 6 January 2020

Senior Partner Aziz Rahman tells The Times the ending of the OneCoin investigation shows the UK is lagging behind the US
By Azizur Rahman.
With the City of London Police having announced it has ended its investigation into pyramid fraud cryptocurrency OneCoin, The Times asked Rahman Ravelli’s Senior Partner Aziz Rahman what he thought of the decision. Read more

NEWS 2 January 2020

Legal Director Neil Williams cites the number of acquittals when talking to Al Jazeera about the SFO ending its LIBOR rigging investigation
By Neil Williams.
As 2019 was the year that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) ended its seven-year investigation into LIBOR rigging, Al Jazeera asked Rahman Ravelli Legal Director Neil Williams for his thoughts on the conclusion of the scandal. Read more

NEWS 23 December 2019

Legal Director Syed Rahman comments in the media on the Güralp Systems case, where three individuals were acquitted of conspiracy to make corrupt payments
By Syedur Rahman.
The founder of British seismic equipment company Güralp Systems Ltd, Cansun Guralp, its former finance director Andrew Bell and Natalie Pearce, the company’s sales head, were acquitted at London’s Southwark Crown Court of conspiracy to make corrupt payments. Read more

NEWS 17 December 2019

Legal Director Syed Rahman discusses with Risk UK why the NCA’s largest asset recovery emphasises the value of account freezing orders to investigators.
By Syedur Rahman.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) was no doubt happy to announce it had reached an out-of-court settlement with billionaire property tycoon and philanthropist Malik Riaz Hussain that sees him handing over a £50M house overlooking Hyde Park and £140M that is held in frozen accounts. Read more

NEWS 10 December 2019

Senior Partner Aziz Rahman comments in Bloomberg on why the SFO’s decision to investigate Glencore may silence some of its critics
By Azizur Rahman.
The Serious Fraud Office’s announcement that it has opened a bribery investigation into mining company Glencore could be seen as a sign that it is not afraid to take on the big cases under Director Lisa Osofsky. Read more

NEWS 5 December 2019

Senior Partner Aziz Rahman gave his thoughts on the developing Cum-Ex scandal and its implications to The Times
By Azizur Rahman.
As the Cum-Ex scandal gathers momentum across Europe, The Times asked Rahman Ravelli’s Senior Partner Aziz Rahman for his thoughts on it and the possible implications for the UK. Read more

Categories: Cum-Ex
NEWS 3 December 2019

Senior Partner Aziz Rahman considers the FCA's proposed benchmark administrators regime in a Thomson Reuters article.
By Azizur Rahman.
As the consultation period begins on the new senior managers regime that the Financial Conduct Authority intends to impose on some benchmark administrators, Thomson Reuters asked Senior Partner Aziz Rahman to contribute his thoughts on it for an article, Aziz commented, “the processes follow an extension of legislation to strengthen market integrity so the likelihood of better regulation should be a decrease in potential scandals," "It would be wise for senior managers to follow the FCA's published guidance on statements of responsibility robustly," continued Aziz. Read more

NEWS 27 November 2019

Senior Partner Aziz Rahman discusses the background to the Cum-Ex tax scandal and how those investigated should respond with Thomson Reuters
By Azizur Rahman.
With another bank having been raided as part of the ever-growing investigation into the Cum-Ex tax scandal, Aziz Rahman of business crime solicitors Rahman Ravelli explains the background to it, the issues at stake and how those investigated should respond. Read more

Categories: Cum-Ex
NEWS 21 November 2019

Legal Director Neil Williams comments in Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence article which looks closely at the FCA’s Libor transition requirements
By Neil Williams.
Compliance officers will have their hands full as the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) transition kicks in. Read more

NEWS 20 November 2019

Legal Director Syed Rahman discusses a recent Transparency International report on money laundering in the UK with Risk Extra
By Syedur Rahman.
Transparency International has argued forcefully that laundered money is making its way into even the most prestigious parts of the UK economy. Read more

NEWS 7 November 2019

Legal Director Syed Rahman comments in Law 360 on the Japanese bank, Daiwa being ordered to pay $150m after losing negligence case
By Syedur Rahman.
Rahman Ravelli’s Legal Director Syed Rahman was asked by Law360 to comment in an article looking closely at the Daiwa ruling by the Supreme Court, in which the Japanese bank was ordered to pay damages of more than $150m for its “negligence” in failing to check a customer transaction. Read more

NEWS 7 November 2019

Survey conducted by Rahman Ravelli finds that two-thirds of legal professionals expect no rise in Serious Fraud Office conviction rate
By Azizur Rahman.
A survey of legal professionals carried out by Rahman Ravelli found that more than two-thirds of legal professionals who specialise in white-collar crime do not believe the Serious Fraud Office’s conviction rate will improve over the next 12 months. Read more