Simon Airey

Simon Airey

DLA Piper

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Non-UK companies to be prosecuted for failing to prevent "economic crime" anywhere in the world

If a controversial new law is introduced in the UK, all companies with a connection to the UK will potentially be made liable for acts of "economic crime" committed anywhere in the world by their "associated persons" The...more

9/12/2016 - Associated Persons Corporate Liability Extraterritoriality Rules Financial Crimes UK UK Bribery Act

David Cameron announces acceleration of new corporate offence of failing to prevent "associated persons" from facilitating tax...

The UK Government has announced the proposed introduction of a new corporate offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion. The new offence is likely to build on draft legislation produced in...more

4/15/2016 - Corporate Counsel Offshore Companies Serious Fraud Office Tax Evasion UK UK Bribery Act

Serious Fraud Office - first conclusion of a case under Section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010 - first deferred prosecution agreement

In 2012 the Government of Tanzania began the process of raising USD $600 million by way of a sovereign note private placement. The Tanzanian subsidiary of Standard Bank Group Ltd (SBG), Stanbic Bank Tanzania Ltd (Stanbic),...more

12/4/2015 - Deferred Prosecution Agreements Foreign Investment Private Placements Serious Fraud Office UK UK Bribery Act

Failing to prevent bribery – prevention is better than cure

On 25 September 2015, the Civil Recovery Unit in Scotland recovered £212,800 from Brand-Rex Limited ("Brand-Rex") under an agreed civil settlement, after Brand-Rex self-reported the fact that it had benefited from unlawful...more

10/13/2015 - Anti-Bribery Bribery Compliance Corporate Fines Corporate Officers Risk Assessment Risk Management Scotland Settlement Strict Liability Third-Party Liability UK UK Bribery Act

China Regulatory Enforcement Quarterly - Noteworthy developments and insights from the fourth quarter of 2014

In This Issue: - Executive Summary - PRC Legal and Regulatory Updates - Major Enforcement News - The Pharmaceutical Blacklist: A Look Back - After One Year - PRC Anti-Corruption 101 - Frequently Asked...more

1/20/2015 - Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption APEC China Enforcement Enforcement Actions Pharmaceutical Industry Regulatory Agenda

Automatic Exchange of Information: End to banking secrecy or flight of fancy? Common Reporting Standard

THE COMMON REPORTING STANDARD - On the 29 October 2014, a total of 51 jurisdictions signed a multilateral agreement to participate in the automatic exchange of information under the Common Reporting Standard ("CRS"). A...more

11/7/2014 - EU FATCA Financial Institutions Multilateral Agreement

The Global Anti-Corruption Perspective - Q3 2014

TOP 10 TIPS FOR COUNTERING SMALL BRIBES - The issue of so-called facilitation payment’ and other small bribes is a thorn in the side of many international businesses. Not only is it difficult to do business in many...more

9/25/2014 - Best Management Practices Bribery Corporate Social Responsibility Distributors Due Diligence EU Data Protection Laws Facilitation Payments FCPA Internal Controls Multinationals Third-Party Liability

Top 10 tips for countering small bribes

The issue of so-called facilitation payments and other small bribes is a thorn in the side of many international businesses. Not only is it difficult to do business in many parts of the world without making such payments, but...more

9/25/2014 - Anti-Corruption Bribery Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Corporate Culture Facilitation Payments

International Tax News - December 2013

CAYMAN ISLANDS AND US SIGN FATCA AGREEMENT - The United States and the Cayman Islands have signed a so-called Model 1 intergovernmental agreement. The IGA is the first step in bring the Cayman fund industry...more

12/12/2013 - Advance Pricing Agreements Advance Pricing Arrangement Program Anti-Avoidance FATCA Intergovernmental Agreements IRS Mutual Agreement Procedure Transfer Pricing UK VAT

FATCA Alert: US announces six month postponement to the implementation dates for FATCA - the impact on UK FIs

On 12 July, just one working day before the secure portal to be used by FFIs to register their status was due to go live, the US Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued Notice 2013-43 ("the Notice") announcing the delay to...more

7/24/2013 - Deadlines Delays FATCA FFIs IGAs IRS UK

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