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Business Crime Update | Autumn 2018

We are pleased to release our autumn 2018 edition of the Business Crime Update. In it, we welcome the new Director of the SFO, Lisa Osofsky, and look forward to...

Written on: 14 Nov 2018

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Fire safety regulation update: Grenfell Tower Inquiry and proposed changes to the regulatory landscape

Grenfell Tower Inquiry The Public Inquiry into the Grenfell Tower tragedy continues to hear evidence in relation to what happened on 14 June 2017. The inquiry in ‘phase 1’, which...

Written on: 12 Nov 2018

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High Court dismisses appeal against first Unexplained Wealth Order

The appeal The wife of a prominent banker (since revealed to be Mrs Zamira Hajiyeva, the wife of an Azerbaijani former state banker) brought a challenge against an UWO which...

Written on: 12 Nov 2018

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UK Regulatory Update | September 2018

UK Regulatory Update | September 2018 Welcome to the latest edition of our Regulatory Update. In this edition, we return to one of the most talked about, and most widely...

Written on: 28 Sep 2018

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High Court finds that SFO can compel production of documents held outside UK

In its key finding in R (on the application of KBR Inc.) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office [2018] EWHC 2368 (Admin), the Court held that: “s2(3) extends extraterritoriality...

Written on: 17 Sep 2018

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Court of Appeal revisits scope of litigation privilege

In welcome news for companies seeking to assert privilege over the fruits of their internal investigations, the Court of Appeal has now overturned an earlier High Court decision which had...

Written on: 6 Sep 2018

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New SFO Director sets out her priorities in keynote speech

Lisa Osofsky, the new Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), began her five year term of office a little earlier than had been expected on 28 August 2018, and...

Written on: 4 Sep 2018

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Implications of Brexit for anti-corruption, bribery and financial crime

Is any new EU legislation expected to come into force and effect before the end of the transition period? The European Commission has issued a proposal for a Directive on...

Written on: 13 Aug 2018

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GDPR | The practical impact on internal investigations

Complying with the GDPR when undertaking an internal investigation will need careful consideration and planning from the investigation team, in circumstances where getting it wrong could result in fines of...

Written on: 25 Jul 2018

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