Topic: Enforcement policy

US export control agency to target universities

29 June 2022

Immunity deal for yacht company reveals US strategy for oligarch probes

Former federal prosecutors believe the DOJ’s decision to trade immunity for information about a yacht’s oligarch owner is a warning shot for the yacht building industry and other sectors that serve the super-rich.

24 June 2022

Austrac reaps rewards of tough enforcement approach

The head of Australia’s anti-money laundering agency has seen widespread compliance improvements after bringing tough enforcement actions against some of the country’s biggest lenders.

23 June 2022

Too many options could hinder UK business crime reforms

Corporate criminal liability reform in the UK is at the mercy of political forces after the government’s law review body failed to outline a clear path forward.

21 June 2022

Ukrainian anti-corruption agency on war footing

Ukraine’s National Agency on Corruption Prevention has shifted its focus to confiscating the assets of pro-Kremlin businesses and oligarchs following the Russian invasion, an official has revealed.

15 June 2022

French officials reveal pain of gathering evidence abroad

France’s financial crimes prosecutor is struggling to obtain evidence from certain overseas jurisdictions, despite the agency’s efforts to improve cooperation with foreign prosecutors.

14 June 2022

Anti-corruption experts attack UK corporate criminal liability report

The Law Commission’s long-awaited review of corporate criminal liability in the UK has been branded “limited and unambitious” by MPs and anti-corruption groups.

10 June 2022

OFSI issues new enforcement guidance

The UK’s sanctions enforcement agency has updated its guidance for punishing breaches on the eve of a rule change that gives it new powers to fine companies for inadvertent violations.

08 June 2022

OLAF official: more probes will lead to enforcement actions in coming years

An OLAF official believes the establishment of an EU-wide prosecution agency will improve the effectiveness of the bloc’s anti-fraud investigation agency by prosecuting more of its cases.

08 June 2022

“We need to close the loopholes” – EU takes aim at sanctions evasion

European politicians want to bring in bloc-wide criminal penalties for evading European Union sanctions because current fines vary wildly from country to country. “It’s one that all lawyers, frankly, should be monitoring,” said one practitioner.

26 May 2022

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