Standard Chartered fined £20.5m for breach of EU sanctions against Russia

Corporate Crime analysis: Ed Pearson, senior associate, and Lucia Cabello, a Spanish-qualified lawyer, both of Fulcrum, consider the decision of the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation…

Increased FCA scrutiny placed on Authorised Corporate Directors

The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) has launched a review of the role of authorised corporate directors (“ACDs”) after widespread scrutiny of the service providers following the Woodford…

Cryptoassets: The Property of the Future

Introduction

A month on from the implementation of the European Union’s Fifth Money Laundering Directive (EU) 2018/843) (“5MLD”)[1] which placed cryptoassets under the supervision of the…

Update: match fixing rearing its ugly head again

Introduction:

It is nearly ten years since the match fixing scandal involving Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir stunned the cricket world.[1] It therefore comes with great sadness to…

Court approves €1bn DPA in Airbus bribery case (SFO v Airbus SE)

Corporate Crime analysis: Southwark Crown Court has approved a deferred prosecution agreement (“DPA”) requiring the respondent aircraft manufacturer (“Airbus SE”) to pay a total financial sanction of…

Queering the pitch and turning the ‘beautiful game’ ugly – two...

Introduction

Last Friday’s sentencing hearing for two agents and a coach at Southwark Crown Court marked the conclusion of a case which must have been painful viewing for all those engaged with…

SFO guidance on evaluating a compliance programme: it is never too late to...

Further to the much-anticipated Corporation Co-Operation guidance published by the SFO last summer, on 17 January 2020, the SFO published a new chapter of its Operational Handbook entitled…

5MLD, what are the key changes?

Introduction

On 10 January 2020 the EU’s Fifth Money Laundering Directive (EU) 2018/843 (“5MLD”) implemented by The Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019…

Will the FCA decrypt Cryptoassets?

Will the FCA decrypt Cryptoassets?

From 10 January 2020, cryptoasset businesses that operate in the UK will be subject to supervision by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) in respect to…

Three acquitted and another DPA revealed. An update on the DPA between the...

A jury at Southwark Crown Court acquitted three former employees of Guralp Systems Limited (“GSL”) who were accused of conspiring to make corrupt payments in relation to payments made to a South…

Anti-bribery and corruption cricket update

At the start of the month we analysed the International Cricket Council’s decision to ban Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh’s captain)(“Mr. Hasan”) from all cricket for two years (with one year of that…

Navigating the compliance landscape

The use of Artificial Intelligence in tackling Fraud, Corruption, and Money...

Fraud, corruption, and money laundering in the sport industry has given rise to a need to ensure greater awareness of these risks at all levels, including athletes, coaches, federations, sponsors,…

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