Auditors pull the plug on Boohoo’s recovery

On 12 November 2020, we hosted a roundtable event in conjunction with Camarco exploring how corporates and financial institutions are responding to the increased focus on ESG and sustainable…

Fulcrum Global Ethics Day 2020

Global Ethics Day 2020: a time for corporate reflection

With today marking Global Ethics Day, an opportunity is offered to organisations around the globe to reflect upon how they are responding to recent challenges, economic pressures, regulatory…

British Gymnastics update: independent complaints process announced

British Gymnastics: an investigation into physical and emotional abuse

An update on the investigation was published on 9 December 2020 and can be found here.

Following a decision by Anne Whyte QC to extend the call for evidence period by two weeks, a revised…

wigan athletic article wayne barnes fulcrum

The curious case of Wigan Athletic – the adequacy of the English...

On 1 July 2020 Wigan Athletic Football Club (“Wigan”) went into administration. It is a sorry fall from grace for a Club that was not long ago punching well above its weight in the Premier League and…

Corruption around the world in 2020

FinCEN Files – Increased Pressure on the Banks Regarding AML Controls

Fulcrum’s 60 Second Brief on the Latest Financial Crime Scandal to be Broken by the ICIJ

What are the FinCEN files?

The FinCEN files comprise more than 2,500 documents, representing some of…

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office brings charges against GPT Special Project...

Introduction

On 30 July 2020, the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) announced charges against Riyadh-based subsidiary of Airbus SE (“Airbus”), GPT Special Project Management Limited…

Online fast fashion retailer cries “Boohoo”

Boohoo stocks plummeted 14.5% earlier this month after it emerged that the fast fashion retailer allegedly continued to operate in contravention to localized coronavirus lockdowns, and apparently…

HMRC investigation of furlough fraud scheme results in first arrest

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a number of challenges throughout the world, including a new type of criminal activity in the UK, Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Fraud known more…

FCA Fines Commerzbank over AML failures – what is the lesson?

FCA Fines Commerzbank over AML failures – what is the lesson?

Introduction

On 17 June 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published a final notice (“Notice”) imposing a fine…

HMRC is looking at furlough fraud and company directors may be jointly...

More than one in four UK employees (approximately 9.1 million people) are currently furloughed under the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“Scheme”), at a cost of almost £20.8bn….

Is your Compliance Programme effective in practice?

On Monday, 1 June 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), published an updated version of their guidance on Evaluating Corporate Compliance Programs (“DOJ Guidance”) which reflects the…

The conduct of ongoing criminal investigations during the Coronavirus...

The Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic poses an unprecedented challenge for the criminal justice system in England and Wales. In particular, COVID-19 is having a noticeable impact on UK enforcement…

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