Court approves €1bn DPA in Airbus bribery case (SFO v Airbus SE)

Corporate Crime analysis: Southwark Crown Court has approved a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) requiring the respondent aircraft manufacturer (Airbus SE) to pay a total financial sanction of…

Queering the pitch and turning the ‘beautiful game’ ugly – two...

Introduction

Last Friday’s sentencing hearing for two agents and a coach at Southwark Crown Court marked the conclusion of a case which must have been painful viewing for all those engaged with…

SFO guidance on evaluating a compliance programme: it is never too late to...

Further to the much-anticipated Corporation Co-Operation guidance published by the SFO last summer, on 17 January 2020, the SFO published a new chapter of its Operational Handbook entitled…

5MLD, what are the key changes?

Introduction

On 10 January 2020 the EU’s Fifth Money Laundering Directive (EU) 2018/843 (the “5MLD”) implemented by The Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019…

Will the FCA decrypt Cryptoassets?

Will the FCA decrypt Cryptoassets?

From 10 January 2020, cryptoasset businesses that operate in the UK will be subject to supervision by the Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”) in respect…

Three acquitted and another DPA revealed. An update on the DPA between the...

A jury at Southwark Crown Court acquitted three former employees of Guralp Systems Limited (‘GSL’) who were accused of conspiring to make corrupt payments in relation to payments made to a South…

Anti-bribery and corruption cricket update

At the start of the month we analysed the International Cricket Council’s decision to ban Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh’s captain)(‘Mr. Hasan’) from all cricket for two years (with one year of…

The use of Artificial Intelligence in tackling Fraud, Corruption, and Money...

Fraud, corruption, and money laundering in the sport industry has given rise to a need to ensure greater awareness of these risks at all levels, including athletes, coaches, federations, sponsors,…

Improved protection for EU whistleblowers

In light of recent scandals such as Dieselgate, Luxleaks, the Panama Papers, and the Cambridge Analytica revelations, whistleblower protection has become a more prominent concern with calls for…

Is a more circumspect approach to DPAs warranted?

Corporate Crime Analysis: Quinton Newcomb and Shiv Haria-Shah, Barristers and Directors at Fulcrum Chambers, explore what the SFO deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) to date and associated…

SFO guidance on corporate co-operation

Corporate Crime analysis: Pam Shearing, director and solicitor, and Rubi Palmieri, solicitor, both at Fulcrum Chambers Ltd, consider the implications of the updated corporate co-operation guidance…

The importance of co-operation and proportionality in securing a DPA...

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The importance of co-operation and proportionality in securing a DPA (Serious Fraud Office v Serco Geografix Ltd)

15/08/2019

Corporate Crime analysis: On 4…

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