Ex-Lloyds Libor Traders Said to Face Questioning by U.K. SFO

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Rolls-Royce – What price co-operation

Self referral, co-operation and a balance of mitigating factors were thought to be essential ingredients before a DPA could be considered by a prosecutor. It seems only one existed in this case yet…

The End of a Privileged Existence for Internal Investigations?

In the context of ongoing high-profile challenges, by regulators and prosecutors alike, to the status of categories of documents such as lawyer-drafted interview memoranda, the judgment in Re The RBS…

Fulcrum named as a “Standout” firm in the 2016 edition of FT Innovative...

Fulcrum Chambers has been ranked as a “Standout” firm in the category of Innovation in New Models in the 2016 edition of FT Innovative Lawyers.

The edition states:“Rigid structures [for…

Deferred Prosecution Agreements

Second UK DPA Betrays a Commercial Approach by the SFO Despite the Tough “Prosecute First” Rhetoric

The Flexible Interests of Justice

The second DPA case, SFO v XYZ Ltd, involved a modestly…

Three Former Traders Convicted in LIBOR Rigging Trial

Jonathan Mathew, Jay Merchant and Alex Pabon, three former traders of Barclays Bank plc, were found guilty on Monday, of conspiracy to defraud in connection with an investigation into manipulation of…

Bribery Definition Tightened by US Supreme Court

On 27 June 2016, in a judgment which is likely to have a material impact upon future bribery cases involving public officials, the US Supreme Court overturned Virginia governor, Bob McDonnell’s…

Anti-corruption summit—international co-operation and co-ordination

Corporate Crime analysis: How are countries around the world co-operating in the battle against corruption? Quinton Newcomb, barrister and director, and Mick Stefanovic, head of corporate…

Corporate leader or crime figure?

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n a pivotal case for coordinated international anti-corruption efforts, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled, on 29 April 2016, that the World Bank Group retains immunity from being forced to…

China releases draft anti-commercial bribery legislation

The Legislative Office of China’s State Council has released draft amendments to its Anti-Unfair Competition Law (AUCL) that could reshape how commercial bribery in China is interpreted and…

Sweett Group plc Sentencing Hearing

On 19 February 2016, Southwark Crown Court heard the conclusion of the sentencing hearing of Sweett Group Plc (“Sweett Group”) for an offence under Section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010 (“the…

A Historic Moment in UK Corporate Crime: the First DPA

The Historic Moment

Before a packed Southwark Crown Court on 30 November 2015 Leveson LJ handed down the second of two judgments in which he provisionally approved, and then confirmed, the first…

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