Topic: Enforcement policy

US agencies set their sights on Lukoil jet

The DOJ and BIS have brought parallel enforcement actions targeting a Boeing plane owned by sanctioned Russian oil company Lukoil.

01 September 2022

New German federal financial crime agency in the works

Germany is set to create a new financial crime agency, amid criticism from a global anti-money laundering body that the country lacks coordination in its approach to investigations and enforcement of financial crime.

26 August 2022

FATF praises Dutch AML efforts, stresses need for more resources

25 August 2022

Think tank: UK could outsource civil forfeiture to law firms

19 August 2022

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

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