Government publishes guidance to corporate tax evasion offences
Today the Government has published guidance for the corporate tax evasion offences which come into force on 30 September
SFO announces charges in Barclays Qatar capital raising case
The Serious Fraud Office ("SFO") announced today that Barclays and four former senior executives have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and the provision of unlawful financial assistance.
Corporate Liability for Economic Crime
The Government is examining the case for reform of the law on corporate liability for economic crime, and has commenced an open call for evidence.
Rolls-Royce - cooperation not confession unlocks DPA
The Serious Fraud Office has entered into a significant Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with Rolls-Royce PLC. Approved in principle by Sir Brian Leveson QC on 16 January 2017.
Rolls-Royce - Cooperation not confession unlocks 50% DPA discount
Yesterday was a significant day for the SFO as its Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with Rolls-Royce PLC was given the seal of approval by Sir Brian Leveson.
SFO Secures Deferred Prosecution Agreement and LIBOR Convictions
The UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) will be celebrating after securing two significant public wins last week
Head of Corporate Crime raises concerns at "the continued march of criminal law into the business sphere"
Head of Fraud and Corporate Crime raises concerns at possibility of businesses being held accountable for crimes committed by people over whom they have no control.
Deferred Prosecution Agreements come of age
The SFO will be justifiably satisfied with court approval of the first UK DPA but Tony Lewis and Natalie Quinlivan find the case raises questions about scope for application of the new tool
SFO secures first Deferred Prosecution Agreement
After many months of speculation, it was announced today that ICBC Standard Bank Plc has become the first entity in the UK to enter into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement with the SFO.
How to guard against bribery and corruption in the tender process
Any company caught paying bribes faces the prospect of a criminal conviction, an unlimited fine and terrible publicity.
Corporate Crime & Corruption Informer: First SFO UK Bribery Act Convictions
Two businessmen, Gary West and Stuart Stone, were sentenced for Bribery Act offences yesterday at London's Southwark Crown Court as a result of the Serious Fraud Office’s ("SFO") investigation and prosecution of Sustainable Growth Group ("SGG").
Corporate Crime & Corruption Informer: Alstom charged with corruption offences
The UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has announced that criminal proceedings will be brought against an Alstom company.
Deferred Prosecution Agreements: a brave new world for commercial organisations
Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) became available for use on 24 February 2014.
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Tony Lewis, Francesca Titus and Nathan Capone published 'Government publishes guidance to corporate tax evasion offences'
Tony Lewis and Alexandra Underwood published 'SFO announces charges in Barclays Qatar capital raising case'
Tony Lewis published 'SFO v ENRC judgment could signal the demise of business cooperation with the SFO'
Tony Lewis is mentioned in 'SFO v ENRC judgment could signal the demise of business cooperation with the SFO'
Alexandra Underwood and Tony Lewis published 'Fines without trial for breaching sanctions - Have your say'
Tony Lewis and Alexandra Underwood published 'Rolls-Royce - Cooperation not confession unlocks 50% DPA discount'
Alexandra Underwood is mentioned in 'SFO Secures Deferred Prosecution Agreement and LIBOR Convictions'