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English Court Makes First Big Move on Privilege since the ENRC Decision

The case of Bilta & Ors v. RBS & Anor (“Bilta”) handed down at the end of 2017 was the first test of the principles in the earlier case of Serious Fraud Office v. Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited (“ENRC”)...more

EU Tax Haven Blacklist Update

The unveiling of the EU tax haven blacklist was covered in our Alert dated 12 December, 2017. While the consequences of a jurisdiction being on the blacklist remain largely unclear, clients may wish to review whether they...more

What to look out for in UK litigation and investigations in 2018

2017 was an important year for the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”). The Government’s plan to merge the SFO with the National Crime Agency was scrapped, seemingly securing the SFO’s future as an independent investigator and...more

U.S. Legislation Requires Enhancements to Modern Slavery Compliance Procedures to Address North Korean Labor Risks

On August 2, 2017, the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act was signed into law in the United States. The CAATSA restricts entry into the United States of goods made with North Korean labor, wherever...more

UK Government Announces National Economic Crime Centre

The UK Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, announced earlier this week that the UK Government plans to set up a new National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) to be hosted within the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA). The focus of the NECC...more

Australia Proposes Modern Slavery Reporting Requirements for Multinationals – An Overview and Comparison to Existing Corporate...

The Australian Government has released a consultation paper proposing the adoption of legislation that would require many multinationals operating in Australia to publicly report on modern slavery risk in their business and...more

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