Nicholas Greenwood

Nicholas Greenwood

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UK Deferred Prosecution Agreements Code of Practice Published

The Serious Fraud Office has issued a code of practice for deferred prosecution agreements, which are now available as an alternative to conviction for certain white-collar offences in the UK. ...more

4/16/2014 - Deferred Prosecution Agreements Fraud UK

UK’s Serious Fraud Office Looks to Pursue More Prosecutions of Corporates

A proposed amendment to the UK Bribery Act would give the SFO greater power to prosecute corporates for financial crimes committed by their employees. The head of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO), David Green,...more

2/26/2014 - Public Procurement Policies SFO UK UK Bribery Act

UK SFO Drops High-Profile Corruption Case

The trial of Victor Dahdaleh in London has collapsed due to the absence of key prosecution witnesses. The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) recently dropped its case against Victor Dahdaleh, the British-Canadian...more

2/20/2014 - Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption Bribery Enforcement Actions Fraud SFO UK UK Bribery Act

UK FCA Issues First Fine Under New Anti-Money Laundering Regime

Financial Conduct Authority fines Standard Bank £7.6 million for failures in its anti-money laundering controls, underlining the importance of both having and implementing adequate policies in relation to money laundering....more

2/18/2014 - Anti-Money Laundering Bribery Corruption Due Process FCA UK

English Law Commission Moves Forward with Review of Insurance Law

Newly published draft clauses include proposed changes to the current law, but disputes may arise. The latest step in the English Law Commission’s review of insurance law was announced on 28 January, with the Law...more

2/11/2014 - Fraud Insurance Reform Insurers Risk Assessment UK

UK Government Steps Up Antibribery Enforcement

Recent actions by the Serious Fraud Office and Financial Conduct Authority indicate an increased focus on addressing allegations of bribery and corruption. It is clear that, in the wake of the Bribery Act 2010, the UK...more

1/22/2014 - Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption Compliance Enforcement Actions UK UK Bribery Act

Deferred Prosecution Agreements to Be Introduced in the UK

Beginning in February 2014, the agreements may be used as a sentencing tool for corporate bribery, fraud, and other economic crimes. Under the UK Crime and Courts Act 2013, which received royal assent in April,...more

1/7/2014 - Compliance Deferred Prosecution Agreements SFO UK UK Bribery Act

UK High Court Clarifies Scope of Directors’ Duties

Court holds that directors may legitimately defer to the views of fellow directors if persuaded that the views are in the best interests of the company. On 18 October, in Madoff Securities International Limited (In...more

11/22/2013 - Bernie Madoff Board of Directors Corporate Counsel Corporate Governance EU Fiduciary Duty Professional Liability UK

UK High Court Revisits Issue of Where a Contract Is Formed

Court confirms that, in certain circumstances, a contract can be made in two jurisdictions. On 7 October 2013, in Conductive Inkjet Technology Ltd v Uni-Pixel Displays Inc, [2013] EWHC 2968 (Ch), the High Court of...more

11/7/2013 - Choice-of-Law Contract Drafting Contract Formation Corporate Counsel EU Jurisdiction Non-Disclosure Agreement UK

UK Government Announces Changes to Bribery Regime

Recent strategy paper sets out a new institutional structure for investigating bribery and proposes a reporting mechanism carrying financial incentives for whistleblowers. On 7 October, as part of its strategy document...more

10/17/2013 - Bribery EU Reporting Requirements SFO UK UK Bribery Act Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

UK Supreme Court Clarifies Power to Restrain Foreign Proceedings

Court holds that English courts may grant an anti-suit injunction when foreign proceedings are brought in violation of an English law arbitration agreement, even where no arbitration is contemplated or underway....more

8/15/2013 - Anti-Suit Injunctions Arbitration Agreements Foreign Jurisdictions Injunctions Restraints UK

Rubin: Enforcement of US Judgments in England

UK Supreme Court decision confirms traditional rules on enforcement of all US judgments in England and reverses a significant liberalisation of cross-border bankruptcy law....more

5/8/2013 - Cross-Border Enforcement EU Foreign Judgments Foreign Jurisdictions

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