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By David McCluskey, Partner in the Fraud and Regulatory department, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
One of the less surprising announcements in the wake of the formation of the coalition government in May was that George Osborne would press ahead with plans to consolidate individual prosecuting agencies such as the FSA and the Serious Fraud Office into a ‘super agency’ reporting to the Attorney General, via an expanded Law Officers Department.
By Monty Raphael, Special Counsel, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
It might be tempting to imagine that solicitors have many more pressing concerns than the problem of counter-terrorist financing.
By Anand Doobay Partner in the Fraud & Regulatory department, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
The Framework Decision on the European Arrest Warrant initiated a radical change to extradition proceedings within the EU, accelerating the process considerably and removing a number of bars to extradition, most notably the bar of dual criminality for 32 specified categories of offences
By Monty Raphael, Special Counsel, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
President Obama noted that a small, five-storey office building in the Cayman Islands capital George Town, Ugland House, is officially home to more than 18,000 companies, yet only 241 people work there.
By David McCluskey, Partner in the Fraud and Regulatory department, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
The FSA’s recent review of small firms and their responses to their financial crime regulatory of requirements was spurred by critical evaluations of the sector by the Financial Action Taskforce and National Audit Office, both in 2007.
By Anand Doobay Partner in the Fraud & Regulatory department, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
One of the many innovations of the Extradition Act 2003 (‘EA 2003’) was the removal of a number of bars to extradition.
By Monty Raphael, Special Counsel, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
Under the banner of countering illicit and unregulated financial flows, the international fight against money laundering has, in recent years, increasingly turned its attention towards intermediaries.
By Monty Raphael, Special Counsel, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
Counter-terrorist financing would appear to be the poor cousin of anti-money laundering. It is not uncommon for the two to be lumped together as if they were virtually identical.
By Neil Swift
All businesses and their legal advisers need to get to grips with their obligations under the Bribery Bill, as failure to implement adequate procedures could have dire consequences, warns Neil Swift.
Economic crime can occur, and cause loss, in one Member State but may require evidence from other EU Member States to prove dishonesty.
Overall global settlements are clearly desirable to save time and money. Delinquent businesses want to draw a line under their wrongdoing and move on.
Under the UK legislative scheme different instruments for the restraint and recovery of the proceeds of crime are available at different stages of the criminal proceedings.
This chapter gives a practical overview of key civil interim measures and remedies available from the English civil court for securing recoveries for a victim of fraud, corruption or other acquisitive crime.
The appellant was serving a sentence in the Czech Republic, having been surrendered pursuant to a European arrest warrant.
It was back in 1998 that Jack Straw, the then Home Secretary, asked the Law Commission to examine the law on fraud and whether a general offence of fraud would be an improvement to the body of criminal law.