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SFO warns corporates about using smokescreens to mask corporate crime

Internal investigations by businesses into potential corrupt practices or other corporate crimes should not be used as mechanisms to obstruct criminal investigations by prosecutors, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has warned. 17 Oct 2014

$1m fine for breach of export controls highlights need for parent companies to monitor subsidiaries' activities, says expert

The Belgian subsidiary of Texas oil firm Robbins & Myers, a US-registered company, has agreed to pay penalties "more than 50 times greater than the proceeds of its sales" after it admitted to breaching export controls when it shipped components used in... 13 Oct 2014

Warnings of "US-style penalties" for corporate economic crimes as new sentencing guidelines come into force

Firms operating in England and Wales should be prepared for tougher penalties in cases of fraud, bribery and money laundering now that new sentencing guidelines have come into force, an expert has said. 07 Oct 2014

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