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March 21, 2018

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This post originally appeared on the FCPA Blog.

Despite the UK’s rhetoric about wanting a “world leading reputation for integrity” as a financial center, it has never prosecuted a single company or bank for money laundering.

Given...

October 24, 2017

This article first appeared on FCPA Blog

The UK Serious Fraud Office has been investigating corruption allegations against Airbus subsidiary GPT on a Saudi contract overseen by the UK Military of Defense. The case has alarming similarities with the BAE-Al Yamamah case f...

May 22, 2017

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s manifesto for the re-election of the Conservative Party launched last week commits her government if it wins (which all bets are on that it will) to incorporating the Serious Fraud Office  into the National Crime Agency.

May has long want...

September 24, 2015

On 20th May this year, Ben Morgan, the Serious Fraud Office’s Joint Head of Bribery and Corruption, told the Global Anti-Corruption and Compliance in Mining Conference 2015 that the SFO had sent out its first letters of invitation to companies to enter into Deferred Pr...

March 4, 2015

Last week, on 26th February, new EU Procurement Directives took effect in the UK. The previous EU Procurement Directives played a pivotal and frankly detrimental role in the prosecution (or rather lack of) overseas corruption offences. Until last week, technically, if...

January 15, 2015

On 20 December 2014, just as the trial of its Directors and itself as a company was coming to a close, Smith and Ouzman posted on its website a news article stating that it had been awarded, in September 2014, the BS10500 – the relatively new anti-bribery management ce...

December 8, 2014

The Bribery Act of 2010 finally made the UK compliant with its international anti-corruption obligations, and added to the UK’s arsenal of anti-corruption legislation. But laws are only as good as their enforcement, of which there has been far too little.

David Green, t...

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