Region: United Kingdom

Ankura beefs up its investigations practice with three senior hires

Global consultancy Ankura has added three new senior managing directors to its growing investigations practice in London.

04 April 2022

Dutch authorities investigate Glencore

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01 April 2022

DOJ declination confirms SFO probe into UK insurer

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A recent Justice Department letter stated it will credit millions in disgorgement paid by JLT against a future settlement with the SFO, in an apparent first official confirmation of the anti-fraud office’s linked probe into the company.

31 March 2022

MPs reproach SFO director for evading Unaoil scrutiny

Politicians on Tuesday accused the director of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office of hiding behind an ongoing review of the agency to avoid questions about the high-profile collapse of two individual prosecutions in an international bribery investigation.

29 March 2022

Another conviction overturned in UK Unaoil case

A London appeal court has quashed the conviction of ex-SBM Offshore sales manager Paul Bond over the same disclosure failures that saw a former colleague’s conviction thrown out some three months earlier.

24 March 2022

Ropes white-collar co-head moves to Dechert

As Judith Seddon joined Dechert’s white-collar team, she spoke to GIR about her aspirations at the new firm, her thoughts about the “long overdue” Economic Crime Act, and the funding of the UK’s criminal justice system.

21 March 2022

US insurer resolves legacy Colombian bribery investigation

Colombian authorities have fined an insurance business in a bribery case that has caught the eye of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office and has led to an in-principle declination from the Justice Department.

15 March 2022

UK greenlights Economic Crime Bill

The UK government has added a number of amendments to its new economic crime legislation, including awarding the government new powers to fast-track individuals and companies onto its sanctions list.

15 March 2022

Currency exchange directors jailed in UK for money laundering

A court has sentenced three businessmen to prison after an HMRC investigation into a London-based foreign exchange company uncovered an “international money laundering plot”.

08 March 2022

Ex-Mishcon partner fined over anti-money laundering breaches

The UK’s legal regulator has punished Michael Nouril, a former partner in Mishcon de Reya’s corporate department, for “serious breaches” of rules designed to prevent lawyers from facilitating money laundering.

08 March 2022

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