Investigator's Guide to the UK

Investigator's Guide to the UK

Investigator's Guide to the UK
While the UK's first-ever deferred prosecution agreement and settlement under section 7 of the UK Bribery Act addresses some questions about the UK's enforcement regime, the debate on legal privilege rages on.

Investigator's Guide to the UK

Investigator’s Guide to: The United Kingdom

While the UK's first-ever deferred prosecution agreement and settlement under section 7 of the UK Bribery Act addresses some questions about the UK's enforcement regime, the debate on legal privilege rages on.

Highlights

SFO’s new case slump continues

The UK Serious Fraud Office has recorded another quiet year for launching investigations into corporate misconduct on the back of one of its least active 12 months in recent history.

UK export control regime an enforcement “backwater”

The UK authority responsible for punishing the unlawful export of goods has opened fewer than five criminal investigations in each of the past three years.

UK financial regulator examining more than a dozen banks over AML failures

The UK Financial Conduct Authority is investigating over a dozen financial institutions for failing to put in place adequate safeguards to prevent the flow of illicit money.

SFO agrees settlement with aircraft company

The UK’s anti-fraud agency has reached a deferred prosecution agreement with Airline Services Limited, an aircraft support company previously targeted by the country’s competition authority.

Senior trio to leave UK Serious Fraud Office

The UK Serious Fraud Office is set to lose its former co-head of fraud, chief investigator and the lawyer leading the proceeds of crime division.

UK SFO fights KBR to protect investigative powers

The UK Serious Fraud Office has told the Supreme Court that it must be able to force foreign companies to hand over material stored overseas to effectively tackle corporate crime.

UK SFO director calls for new tipping off offence

The head of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office has called for an offence to punish witnesses and suspects who leak information about an investigation before it becomes public.

Former SFO lawyer questions DOJ’s integrity in unfair dismissal claim

US prosecutors were willing to do whatever necessary, “shady or not”, to beat the UK’s anti-fraud agency in securing a senior oil executive in a major bribery case, a former UK prosecutor has told an employment tribunal.

SFO approves G4S reviewer

G4S’s compliance with a UK DPA to resolve fraud linked to prison monitoring contracts will be overseen by the Big Four firm that audited the company at the time of the misconduct.

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