Matthew Cowie

Matthew Cowie

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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"UK Executives Sentenced for Bribing Foreign Government Officials"

On February 12, two executives of Smith & Ouzman Limited, an English printing company, were sentenced for corruption offenses following a trial brought by the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO). The chairman, aged 71, received...more

3/3/2015 - Bribery C-Suite Executives Criminal Prosecution Foreign Official Serious Fraud Office UK

"United Kingdom: The SFO Focuses on Corporate Fraud and Corruption"

Once the subject of speculation regarding its possible consolidation with other agencies, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) had an exceedingly busy 2014, with all signs suggesting that it will continue its aggressive enforcement...more

1/29/2015 - Corporate Fraud Corruption DOJ Enforcement Actions Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Forex GlaxoSmithKline Libor OFAC SEC Serious Fraud Office Strategic Enforcement Plan UK

"Robust Action Dominates Global Government Enforcement Landscape"

In the global criminal and regulatory enforcement arena, robust enforcement actions against multinational companies are likely to continue worldwide in 2015. In North and South America, Europe and Asia, with criminal...more

1/27/2015 - Antitrust Investigations Brazil China Criminal Prosecution Enforcement Financial Institutions France Fraud Germany Global Marketplace Multinationals Strategic Enforcement Plan UK

"UK Issues Guidelines for Deferred Prosecution Agreements"

Introduction - Deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) are now available in the United Kingdom as a means of resolving criminal investigations of certain serious economic crimes other than by guilty plea, trial or...more

3/11/2014 - Deferred Prosecution Agreements Investigations UK

"Government Enforcement: Aggressive Efforts Continue Around the Globe"

Government enforcement efforts in 2013 produced major settlements of matters relating to the global financial crisis, high-profile insider trading convictions, near-record amounts of FCPA settlements, and new pledges of...more

1/29/2014 - Compliance Cross-Border DOJ Enforcement Actions FCPA FIRREA Fraud IRS SEC Settlement Tax Evasion

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