Jonathan Pickworth

Jonathan Pickworth

Dechert LLP

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UK Government Proposes New Insider Dealing Powers in the Wholesale Energy Markets

The Department of Energy and Climate Change published a Consultation on 6 August 2014 seeking views on its proposals to introduce new criminal offences for insider dealing in and the manipulation of the wholesale energy...more

9/8/2014 - Energy Market Energy Policy EU Insider Trading Market Manipulation REMIT Strategic Enforcement Plan UK Wholesale

No Financial Incentives for Whistleblowers in the UK

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Bank of England Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) published a report on 30 July 2014 that recommends that no financial incentives are given to whistleblowers. This differs...more

8/7/2014 - FCA Prudential Regulation Authority UK Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

Preservation of Legal Privilege in Corporate Investigations – A Cross Border Comparison

A D.C. Circuit decision (In re Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc.) has confirmed privilege over employee statements during in-house investigations. Can the world take comfort? This article examines privilege in the context of...more

7/12/2014 - Attorney-Client Privilege Corporate Counsel Cross-Border Deferred Prosecution Agreements DOJ Internal Investigations Kellogg Brown & Root Legal Advice Privilege Litigation Privilege SFO UK Upjohn Warnings

What Price a DPA? Navigating Unchartered Waters

From today, Deferred Prosecution Agreements (“DPA”s) will be available in the UK to the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) and the Crown Prosecution Service (“CPS”) as a method for disposal of corporate criminal cases relating to...more

2/24/2014 - Criminal Prosecution Deferred Prosecution Agreements SFO UK

Update on the UK Confiscation and Restraint Regime

The National Audit Office has published a report dated 17 December 2013 (the “NAO Report”) on confiscation orders, which are the main mechanism that the UK Government uses in carrying out its policy to deprive criminals of...more

12/19/2013 - Criminal Proceeds EU Forfeiture Frozen Assets Restraining Orders UK

Thematic Review by FCA of Asset Managers in the UK

The Financial Conduct Authority has now completed its thematic review of Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Bribery and Corruption Systems and Controls: Asset Management and Platform Firms (TR13/9). The review of 22 wealth and...more

11/1/2013 - Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption Anti-Money Laundering Compliance FCA FSA UK UK Bribery Act White Collar Crimes

Private Equity Newsletter - Autumn 2013 Edition: Investing in Emerging Markets: Are You Managing Your Risks?

In times of austerity in Europe and America, emerging markets such as Africa, China, India, Latin America, the Middle East and CIS are increasingly offering the key opportunities for growth and investment returns for private...more

10/17/2013 - Bribery Corruption Emerging Markets Investors Private Equity Risk Assessment Risk Management SFO

SFO Brings First Bribery Act Charges in the UK - What Does This Mean for Your Company?

The Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) brought fraud related charges against three directors and one employee of Sustainable AgroEnergy plc (“SAE”), a subsidiary of Sustainable Growth Group (“SSG”) on 14 August 2013, as part of a...more

8/20/2013 - Biofuel Bribery Compliance Investment Fraud SFO UK UK Bribery Act

Private Prosecutions - An Often Overlooked Method of Corporate Enforcement in England and Wales

In Ireland, a hotelier has initiated a private prosecution against a current and a former employee of an Irish bank. The hotelier was a director and shareholder of two companies which apparently owed a significant amount to...more

8/2/2013 - Convictions Criminal Prosecution Directors Enforcement Hotels Shareholders UK

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Second Quarter 2013

In This Issue: - UK: New Regulators; New Powers - So You Want to be a U.S. Mutual Fund Manager - The New German Rules on High Frequency Trading - Marketing and Distributing Your Fund in the Middle East:...more

7/9/2013 - AIFMD ESA Listings EU Financial Products FPC High Frequency Trading Mutual Funds PRA UK

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Second Quarter 2013: UK: New Regulators; New Powers

The UK Financial Services Authority (“FSA”) was abolished on 1 April 2013 and replaced by three new regulators. The Financial Services Act 2012 introduced the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”), the Prudential Regulatory...more

6/28/2013 - Bribery Compliance Corruption Enforcement Actions EU Financial Conduct Authority Financial Services Authority Prudential Regulation Authority Required Documentation Risk Management

HM Revenue & Customs - Tax Evasion Enforcement

There has been much publicity regarding tax avoidance of late in the UK. In the age of austerity, tax avoidance by companies is scruitnised by the press and is a hot topic with the public....more

5/7/2013 - Criminal Prosecution Customs EU Tax Avoidance Tax Evasion Tax Fraud

Deferred Prosecution Agreements: A Powerful New Tool for UK Prosecutors?

The Crime and Courts Bill which received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013 has introduced a new enforcement tool in the UK for fraud, bribery and money laundering offences. The Crime and Courts Act 2013 (the “Act”) which is...more

5/3/2013 - Deferred Prosecution Agreements Enforcement EU

New Anti-Corruption Provisions in EU Legislation: Increased Accountability for Mining, Oil and Gas Companies

Large non-listed companies incorporated in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) which operate in the oil, gas and mining sectors will need to annually disclose any payments made to the national, regional or local authority of a...more

4/11/2013 - Anti-Corruption Dodd-Frank EU Mining Oil & Gas Proposed Amendments Transparency

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