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The number of enforcement actions opened by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has rocketed by 23% during the last 12 months, with the number of investigations into governance issues and financial crime soaring. 15 Aug 2018
New anti-corruption laws have come into force in Ireland, introducing a raft of new offences and stiff penalties for businesses that fail to comply. 01 Aug 2018
From 30 September 2017 it is a criminal offence in the UK if a business fails to prevent its employees or any person associated with it from facilitating tax evasion under the Criminal Finances Act 2017. Businesses need to take action to minimise their risk...
Scotland has a separate legal system to England and Wales, and the Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) regime does not operate in Scotland. As a result, civil recovery remains the only option short of prosecution for Scottish prosecutors to resolve bribery...
Businesses faced with the theft or unauthorised use of their confidential data have a suite of remedies available to them in the civil courts to recover that data or prevent its further use.
The EU’s 2014 Public Procurement Directive softened the rules preventing companies from bidding for public contracts where they, or their directors, had been convicted of certain economic crimes.
Deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) are a way for authorities and companies to settle certain kinds of disputes involving allegations of corporate criminal misconduct. Their use could have implications for directors and officers liability (D&O) insurance....
Directors of companies subject to the 2014 Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations must publish annual reports on any payments made to governments for each financial year.
The wife of a jailed banker has lodged a legal challenge against an 'unexplained wealth order' obtained against her by the National Crime Agency (NCA) in the UK, according to the BBC. 27 Jul 2018
A firm which manages money for a Libyan sovereign wealth fund has won a substantial case against its former chief executive for bribery and breaches of fiduciary duty. 20 Jul 2018
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