Corporate crime

20 September 2018

Search warrants at banks in the UK: what you need to know

Many a CF11 money-laundering reporting officer has watched the police carry his bank's computers away in the knowledge that this will bring its business - or part of it - to a grinding halt. What can a firm do to minimise disruption of this kind and challenge a search warrant? In this blog, Vivien Cochrane takes the compliance officer through the vagaries of British law, with a checklist for action at the end. 

5 March 2018

Guest blog: Corporate criminal liability under international law

The Kingsley Napley International Conference 2018 held a panel debate on “Considering corporate liability for human rights abuses and international crimes, now and in the future.” Read this blog from Alessandra De Tommaso as part of our follow up series of blogs.

22 February 2018

Bringing cryptocurrencies in from the cold

Regulators around the world are calling for cryptocurrencies to be brought within the remit of financial regulation. To date, the focus has largely been on Bitcoin, which was the predominant cryptocurrency traded on some of the largest dark web markets. However, in light of the call for better oversight, the value of Bitcoin plummeted and evidence suggests that users are moving towards alternatives that afford greater anonymity.

Jill Lorimer

22 February 2018

Gambling Commission imposes record fine on William Hill for anti-money laundering failures

The Gambling Commission has announced that William Hill Group (International) Limited (“William Hill”) will pay a minimum of £6.2 million as part of an overall penalty package imposed for breaches of the anti-money laundering (AML) and responsible gambling regulations. This is the largest penalty imposed by the Gambling Commission to date for AML failures.

19 February 2018

Litigation privilege: the Court of Appeal endorses ENRC

In another recent case relating to the circumstances required to successfully establish a claim to litigation privilege (see Philip Salvesen’s blog on the case of Bilta & Ors v RBS & Anor [2017] EWHC 3535 (Ch), the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) has followed the approach adopted in SFO v ENRC [2017] 1 WLR 4205 in ruling that a statement made by an employee to his company’s solicitors as part of their investigation into a death at work was not covered by privilege.

Will Hayes

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