Topic: Corporate criminal liability

Jacobs Group faces larger penalty in Australian foreign bribery case

Australia’s highest court has ordered a lower court to recalculate a criminal penalty that engineering company Jacobs Group received in 2020 for paying bribes in Asia.

03 August 2023

HMRC investigating nine corporate failures to prevent tax evasion

28 July 2023

Kenneth Polite set to leave DOJ by end of July

Nicole Argentieri, the current second-in-command at the Criminal Division, will replace Polite in an acting capacity, a DOJ spokesperson confirmed.

18 July 2023

Ex-SFO prosecutor joins Reed Smith

Patrick Rappo, who formerly co-led the bribery and corruption divisions within the Serious Fraud Office, will join Reed Smith after five years at DLA Piper.

09 July 2023

Swiss bank’s conviction overturned in 1MDB case

A Swiss court has quashed the country’s first-ever conviction of a bank for enabling money laundering.

04 July 2023

New identification doctrine must be “futureproofed”, says SFO’s top lawyer

The general counsel at the SFO said that reforms to the UK’s identification doctrine are a welcome step, but that lawmakers must ensure that any changes will be suitable for prosecutions in many years to come.

30 June 2023

A look back at GIR Live: Women in Investigations

A selection of pictures from the GIR Women in Investigations conference in London on 22 June. The event, chaired by Kathryn Atkinson of Miller & Chevalier and Katrin Ivell, the global head of financial crime prevention at UBS, featured a keynote speech by OECD anti-bribery leader Daniëlle Goudriaan.

27 June 2023

Identification doctrine overhaul a welcome gift for prosecutors

A proposed law change could help the Serious Fraud Office prosecute more companies. “I’m sure whoever the new director is they will be delighted that they will have that at their fingertips,” said one lawyer.

19 June 2023

UK proposes expanding corporate criminal liability

16 June 2023

The prosecutor’s office in Switzerland making a mark on the world stage

The attorney general of Geneva recorded one of the most high-profile white-collar crime convictions of recent times. Now he wants a new settlement tool to meet his prosecutors’ appetite for complex international investigations into corporate wrongdoing.

09 June 2023

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