The Criminal Finances Act to come into force targeting tax evasion
UK companies could be liable for prosecution and unlimited fines when one of the strictest and most wide ranging pieces of tax legislation becomes law.
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.
SFO v ENRC judgment could signal the demise of business cooperation with the SFO
Today saw the publication of Mrs Justice Andrews' judgment in the claim brought by the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) against Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd.
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.
Fines without trial for breaching sanctions - Have your say
The government is ramping up the enforcement of financial sanctions legislation.
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.
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.
Government Proposals to extend Criminal Conduct in the Business Sphere Raise Concerns
The UK Government announced yesterday that the Ministry of Justice will consult on plans
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
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: Anti-Corruption snowball gathers momentum
Yesterday marked a number of significant anti-corruption developments for businesses.
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").