Topic: Enforcement policy

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

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

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