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UK Supreme Court decision clarifies potential for recovery of bribes from insolvent agents, says expert

The ability of firms to recover bribes and damages from their agents ahead of other creditors if the agent becomes insolvent has been restored by a decision of the UK's Supreme Court, an expert has said. 28 Jul 2014

OECD unveils ‘global standard’ to combat tax fraud and banking secrecy

A new global standard for the automatic exchange of financial information aims to “put an end to banking secrecy” in tax matters and increase transparency, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said. 23 Jul 2014

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The UK government intends to publish the country's first in-depth anti-corruption plan "in the next few weeks", which will set out how the various bodies that investigate and prosecute bribery and corruption offences can work better together, the solicitor... 30 Jun 2014

Increase in SFO asset seizures should silence critics of its credibility, says expert

The number of raids to seize assets from convicted white collar criminals by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) rose by 29% this year, according to figures obtained by Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind 23 Jun 2014

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