Topic: Enforcement policy

Irish lawyers question potential of new corporate watchdog

Local practitioners say that the launch of a new white-collar crime agency is a step in the right direction but that the agency needs additional powers to strengthen its bite.

05 August 2022

SFO reviews pile on the pressure

UK practitioners condemned the UK’s anti-fraud watchdog for the “basic” failures described in recent reviews of the agency and say the reports provide an urgent opportunity for learning and reflection by the SFO and the government.

28 July 2022

FRC rakes in its largest ever amount of financial penalties

The UK’s accounting regulator has broken its personal record for the total value of fines it has handed out in the past financial year.

28 July 2022

Uber settles DOJ investigation

A DOJ non-prosecution agreement has credited Uber for its cooperation and previous multi-million dollar settlements over a 2016 data hack, but has conditioned the deal on continued assistance with the prosecution of a former executive allegedly responsible for covering up the breach.

26 July 2022

The end of the road? Extradition to Russia and the country’s abuse of Interpol

For several years, the United Kingdom’s extradition arrangements with Russia and Russia’s membership of Interpol have been under severe strain. Does the Ukraine crisis now call for a fundamental change? Jasvinder Nakhwal, Nick Vamos and Alistair Jones at Peters & Peters’ London office argue that the Ukraine crisis and Russia’s expulsion from the Council of Europe provide a good opportunity to re-examine its uses of extradition and other cross-border conventions.

26 July 2022

NCA confirms arrest of lawyers in sanctions evasion crackdown

The UK’s National Crime Agency has arrested at least 10 individuals suspected of helping “corrupt elites” to evade sanctions, it has emerged.

22 July 2022

Report details SFO director’s “mistakes and misjudgments” on Unaoil probe 

An independent report into the Serious Fraud Office’s handling of its investigation into Monaco oil services consultancy Unaoil has laid bare the internal errors that have led to three of the four convictions secured in the case being overturned.

21 July 2022

Inside HMRC’s export control enforcement strategy

GIR has obtained the guiding principles that the UK’s tax and customs agency uses to resolve criminal investigations into companies accused of violating export restrictions.

13 July 2022

“Extraordinarily inconvenienced” – UK politicians ask to loosen AML regulations

Seven members of the UK’s House of Lords have asked the government to relax its anti-money laundering regulations because the rules are personally inconveniencing them.

06 July 2022

BIS officially ends ‘no admit, no deny settlements’, plans tougher penalties

The agency has implemented new policies to step up its enforcement of the most serious export control violations in response to unprecedented national security threats from Russia and China.

01 July 2022

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