Corporate crime

19 February 2018

Guest blog: Should companies have a duty to prevent human rights abuses?

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 our follow up blog from panelist Alison Macdonald QC. 

12 February 2018

Business and Human Rights: Magnitsky clause now in force

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (enacted in April 2017) introduced a series of measures of which a number, including Unexplained Wealth Orders (see related blog) and the so-called "Magnitsky Amendment," have recently come into force. 

Katherine Tyler

5 February 2018

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies – regulation on the horizon to combat cyber-crime?

The Treasury has indicated that it is planning on regulating bitcoin, in an attempt to bring some order to the Wild West that is cryptocurrencies. What would regulation of Bitcoin achieve?

Jill Lorimer

11 August 2017

New Guidance on Financial Sanctions – OFSI approach to compliance and enforcement

With recent developments in the field of sanctions policy the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation has updated its Guidance. This is in light of new Regulations in the area in force from 8 August. Sanctions policy and the UK’s approach to this have also been in the spotlight with the forthcoming International Sanctions Bill ( see related blog).

Rebecca Niblock

24 July 2017

Privilege, Confidentiality and the Challenge of Modern Technology

The question of when, and in what circumstances, a document capable of enjoying the protection of legal professional privilege will be said to have lost its confidentiality such that privilege cannot apply has arisen in two cases in separate jurisdictions in recent weeks.

Will Hayes

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