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New HMRC corporate self-reporting process

From 30 September 2017, the new corporate offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion has been in force (as we have previously explained here). The offence renders...

Written on 23 Nov 2017

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Bribery and corruption provisions | An Osborne Clarke multi-jurisdictional guide

Like Osborne Clarke, many of our clients transact business across multiple jurisdictions, exposing them to an array of international legal and regulatory risks. This may be particularly so in relation to...

Written on 23 Oct 2017

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Money Laundering Regulations 2017 now in force

The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 came into force on 26 June 2017; implementing the EU’s Fourth Money Laundering Directive and...

Written on 9 Aug 2017

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Regulatory Outlook | Anti-Bribery, Corruption and Financial Crime | July 2017

Current issues Increased international co-operation The exchange of information, on both a formal and informal basis, between international enforcement agencies continues to grow. This increases the likelihood that the conduct...

Written on 6 Jul 2017

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Business Crime Update | Spring 2017

Welcome to the 4th edition of the Osborne Clarke Business Crime Newsletter. Since the last newsletter published in February, the decision in SFO v ENRC, which on its face greatly...

Written on 26 Jun 2017

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Criminal Finances Bill 2017 passes through Parliament

The announcement of the snap election on 8 June 2017 resulted in the Criminal Finances Bill being accelerated through Parliament. With the House of Commons having agreed a number of amendments proposed...

Written on 21 Jun 2017

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Latest privilege decision limits scope of litigation privilege

In a significant High Court decision, Mrs Justice Andrews has sought to recalibrate the scope of litigation privilege.  The ruling will be of particular importance to those facing criminal or...

Written on 11 May 2017

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Competition law: legal implications of Brexit for your business

The UK has its own well-established competition law regime, albeit one that is closely modelled on the EU regime. While the extent to which EU competition rules will continue to...

Written on 28 Mar 2017

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UK Parliament pushes ahead with the Criminal Finances Bill

The Criminal Finances Bill (CFB), which is set to introduce tough new measures targeting money laundering and the facilitation of tax evasion, received its second reading in the House Lords...

Written on 16 Mar 2017

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