At her Majesty’s pleasure. A right royal bribery scheme ends in convictions and prison “for quite a long time…”.
EXCLUSIVE: U turn on DPA’s. SFO Director points to concerns over lack of incentives for DPA’s while Sir Brian Leveson says DPA companies entitled to bigger discounts.
BREXIT. No change to present enforcement but proposals for new laws could be in tatters
BREAKING: Biggest corporate criminal law shake up announced as part of UK Anti Corruption Summit
All that glitters is not gold. Sweett & Smith & Ouzman sentences throw into sharp relief benefit of DPA deals
The Mackay Award – Scholarship to study digital communications in overseas election campaigns
BREAKING: SFO Director contract extension marks vote of confidence in agency turnaround
Picking over the bones of the Chickengate sentencing: The analysis
BREAKING: Chickens Come Home to Roost – Smith & Ouzman Ltd sentence and confiscation judgment handed down
Standard Bank failure to prevent bribery. The Aston Martin Bribery Act case. Or a hot rod?
BREAKING: FIRST FAILURE TO PREVENT BRIBERY DISPOSAL AGAINST A CORPORATE IN FIRST DPA
OPINION: First DPA a watershed moment in the history of UK corporate crime enforcement & significant moment for SFO
Only 50 days until Christmas – Make all your wishes come true: SFO update…How to get a DPA
SFO Director means what he says…A letter from David Green CB QC: No “Get out of jail card for companies”
Opinion: As UK DPA Mania & rumour mill sets in. Pundits fundamentally misunderstand the SFO & UK regime
FAIL: After 5 years – majority of SME’s don’t have sufficient knowledge about bribery finds Government Report
First DPA invitation letters issued by SFO. The race is on for the first DPA.
Guilty. With a little help from it’s friends…SFO gets by with a little help from its friends.
The Battle of David and Goliath – Standard Economics vs. Behavioural Economics
A compliance dilemma as Easter approaches…Killing the goose that laid the golden egg? Jeremy Clarkson dropped by BBC.
OPINION: It was so easy to avoid: Chickengate: Smith & Ouzman Sentencing Remarks in full under new sentencing guidelines
BREAKING: Chickens come home to roost: Sentences handed down to Smith & Ouzman directors in ‘Chickengate’
Opinion: Less time than Bernie got. But a long time is on the cards for UK white collar offenders.
BREAKING: SFO Christmas present – Smith & Ouzman & two former Directors convicted of bribes using ‘Chicken’
Bribery an aggravator as Directors sentenced to a total of 28 years in prison
Didn’t get a contract because of a bribe & want to sue. We tell you how.
Pinsent Masons Regulatory Conference – David Green confirms Anti-Bribery central plank underpinning Independent SFO
Failure to prevent economic crime: seismic shift in criminal law – may happen with stroke of a pen
Pinsent Masons Regulatory Conference. October 23. International risk.
BREAKING: David Green Reports SFO Progress at Cambridge Symposium
OPINION: SFO Whistleblowing data flags need for debate on incentivised whistleblowing & better use of money laundering disclosures
Lawyer offers bribe payers cash back guarantee (some strings attached!)
REVIEW: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a new era by Mike Koehler – BUY IT
REVIEW: Holiday Reading: Bribery A Compliance Handbook
Supersize me: Innospec 4 sentencing remarks do much more than they say on the tin.
Holiday Reading: Book Review – How to pay a bribe 2014 Edited By Alexandra Wrage & Severin Wirz
BREAKING: 1st UK Anti-corruption plan imminent & corporate crime laws under review
BREAKING: Good news for the SFO in Innospec – Jury Convicts former CEO and Sales Director
More joined up approach required: Only .5% chance a corruption suspicious activity report will be acted upon
Hello! Innospec woes as bribery losers sue for damages
SFO School Report. B-. Could do better.
NEWSFLASH: Common sense prevails again! Prosecutors give credit for compliance programs in Norway too.
“I cannot help you on ethics” says David Green. We don’t believe him.
Good news: SFO goes cap in hand again for money.
BREAKING: SFO opens criminal investigation into Rolls Royce. Opinion: The stakes are high.
Key question for SFO after Dahdaleh collapse
BREAKING: DPA’s in the Spring & a Dicky Bird tells us Bribery Act prosecutions ‘soon’…
Try harder. Politicians tell draftsmen to come up with tougher penalties for corporate crime.
Get the cash. Get the cash. Get the cash. Blockbuster funding & the wrinkle which means it’s not the complete answer.
Corporate prosecutions under the Bribery Act. Racing certainty or outsider? Watch this space.
Corporate charged with corruption in UK
BREAKING: In the small print: Huge shake up in UK bribery enforcement, US style whistleblowing & UK False Claims Act
Scotland aims to stamp out public corruption with new unit
BREAKING: Serious Fraud Office lays its first Bribery Act charges.
UK climb down? Minister of Justice rules out watering down Bribery Act
Miss the Rolling Stones? Hear our recorded webinar instead with Vivian Robinson QC & Julian Glass: The Bribery Act 2 years on. What was all the fuss about.
BSI and City of London Police announce joint initiative to tackle anti-bribery compliance apathy
Big fines on the way? Proposed UK Corporate penalties take a leaf out of the US sentencing guidelines.
Another step towards US style enforcement. Respondent Superior on the cards for the UK?
Possible Bribery Act review: Now is not the time to bring back Arthur Daley
DPA law gets Royal Assent. Deferred Prosecution Agreements on track for 2014
This week see us speaking at the G20 Third Annual High-Level Anti-Corruption Conference for Governments and Business
The Met, City of London Police & SOCA spearheading additional £8 million crackdown on overseas corruption
Parliament report calls for Bribery Act review: Our opinion – Junk in. Junk Out.
One for the half of UK PLC who are reckless gamblers: A stitch in time saves nine!
Time(table) for Deferred Prosecution Agreements
New revised Code for Crown Prosecutors, By Anne-Marie Ottaway
Knock knock. Who’s there? The Police. Join us for our Dawn Raid seminars nationwide UK
The devil in the detail & the dangers of not self reporting
Isle of Man introduces Bribery Bill to follow suit with the UK
It’s all about the money: SFO Director on why the SFO will NEVER turn down investigation because SFO doesn’t have enough money
David Green lays out the core purpose of the SFO to House of Commons Justice Committee
Report identifies 8 things the SFO should do better – offers (some) praise too
A Brits eye perspective on the Remarks by Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer at the American Conference Institute’s 28th National Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Gambling is a risky business: David Green QC – SFO should “never” refuse to investigate for lack of funds
We are joined by a former SFO prosecutor & a new agony aunt & etiquette expert Di Lemma.
BREAKING:86% say they want Deferred Prosecution Agreements. And they are going to get them.
BREAKING: Deferred Prosecution Agreements could be a reality as early as next year
It’s all about the money. A picture of a new SFO funding model begins to emerge as new Director sharpens the knives…
Self Reporting to the SFO: Still on the menu – but advice will be critical
MADNESS: 1/4 of Board Directors surveyed say they’d bribe to win business.
BREAKING: Harsher, tougher, blunter: SFO publishes position on corporate hospitality, facilitation payments & self reporting
OPINION: Confusion must not fill the vacuum following removal of SFO guidance
SFO guidance on corporate hospitality and facilitation payments about to change? May be.
30th International Symposium on Economic Crime: University of Cambridge: SFO Director speech
30th International Symposium on Economic Crime: University of Cambridge: Attorney General speech
Time to check the D&O cover. Moral hazard for prosecutors may create a two tier criminal defence system.
A new sheriff is coming to town & LIBOR Fixing Report criticism of the FSA could be a game changer for UK enforcement.
Book review: How to pay a bribe – thinking like a criminal to thwart bribery schemes
Opinion: post-script to a disaster: Penny wise pound foolish – A damning indictment on public funding of fraud investigation & prosecution
SFO: LIBOR – Criminal offences are capable of covering conduct
July newsletter: 30% lose out through bribery, SFO targets finance & beefs up, enforcement action in retail & publishing & dawn raid seminar…
Nightmare on Elm Street over? SFO raids CPS, HMRC and Attorney General’s Office for new blood
30% say they have lost out as a result of bribery
Serious Fraud Office at C5: Self reports, investigations, the manifesto & tantalisingly will Dodd Frank whistle blowing come to the UK
Victim of bribery? You have rights too. Damages claims, void(able?) contracts & more: the civil consequences of bribery
Join us at our Dawn Raid seminar on September 24 2012
June Newsletter: No SFO raids in a year, guilty verdicts, DPA’s, tough talk from new SFO Director & more…
The Bribery Act one year on – the real commercial impact plus special guest & ‘deep dive’ into hospitality
Join us on July 5. Find out what US style Deferred Prosecution Agreement proposals mean for UK PLC