Organisation: Financial Conduct Authority (UK)

FCA puts UK financial sector on notice over sanctions compliance

The UK financial regulator’s recent assessment of companies’ compliance with sanctions following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine should serve as a warning that enforcement activity will follow, London lawyers said.

21 September 2023

UK FCA launches review into handling of domestic PEPs

06 September 2023

FCA sued over alleged procurement breaches on £4m tender

A publisher has accused the UK’s financial regulator of breaching procurement rules when it awarded a lucrative publishing contract to a small compliance business.

07 August 2023

Workplace culture cases pose enforcement challenge for the FCA

In the wake of a sexual harassment scandal at a London investment business, GIR explores the Financial Conduct Authority’s efforts to punish companies and individuals for non-financial misconduct.

31 July 2023

Counsel Watch: UK lawyers chosen to lead Cyprus anti-corruption investigations

In the latest counsel watch, Cyprus’ anti-corruption agency has appointed two London-based lawyers reportedly to lead an alleged golden visa probe and the firms that acted on the most recent corporate bribery settlement in France.

18 July 2023

FCA fines investment company for failings linked to cum-ex trades

The UK’s financial market regulator has brought its fifth cum-ex-related enforcement action against a business, bringing the total amount of FCA penalties linked to the controversial trading practice to £22.5 million.

13 July 2023

Workplace culture complaints rise in UK

The Financial Conduct Authority’s latest tranche of whistleblower data has revealed that UK workers are increasingly concerned about potential misconduct relating to the culture of their organisation.

03 July 2023

Politicians question FCA over handling of Odey sexual misconduct allegations

15 June 2023

Former Julius Baer bankers win appeal against FCA bans

An administrative appeals court criticised the Financial Conduct Authority for an “extremely troubling” failure to disclose an email that undermined parts of the agency’s case theory.

14 June 2023

FCA’s new enforcement leader unnerves London bar

“The idea that the FCA is an infallible arbiter of what is the right thing is not a reality,” said one defence lawyer.

08 June 2023

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