Fraud and Crime News
Media boutique Michael Simkins and City-based BCL Burton Copeland have been brought in to represent Sir Cliff Richard following a police raid on the star’s home last Thursday (14 August).
DLA Piper white-collar corporate crime partner Jo Rickards, who represented former News of the World (NotW) editor Andy Coulson in the recent phone-hacking trial, is leaving the firm to join Kingsley Napley.
Three brothers who ran one of Gibraltar’s largest law firms were jailed last week for fraud, four years after their firm, Marrache & Co, was put into liquidation.
A partner in DLA Piper’s Milan office is facing trial on corruption charges related to Milan’s hosting of next year’s ‘Expo 2015’ world fair.
Former News of the World (NotW) editor, DLA Piper client Andy Coulson has been found guilty of phone hacking charges while Rebekah Brooks, who was represented by Kingsley Napley partner Angus McBride, has been acquitted.
The former general counsel of Islamic bank Gulf Finance House (GFH) Capital David Haigh has been arrested in Dubai, reportedly in relation to alleged financial irregularities surrounding GFH’s ownership and sale of Leeds United Football Club.
Fraud and Crime Briefings
ICSID tribunal refuses to allow state to recommence criminal investigation that would disrupt arbitration proceedings download subscription
The tribunal would not allow the arbitration process to be derailed by resumption of a criminal investigation into matters closely related to the arbitration process.
Confiscation: trials and tribulations — written by Mr Jonathan Ashley-Norman and Mr Nicholas Yeo download subscription
In its recent report on the effectiveness of confiscation orders, the National Audit Office exposed the differential between the plan and its execution.
Financial Regulatory Developments — Commission plans Level 2 programme; FCA publishes mobile payments review; and more download subscription
Dentons has published the 19 September 2014 issue of its Financial Regulatory Developments (FReD) publication.
Fraud and Crime Analysis
The regions might stand shoulder-to-shoulder with London on criminal justice issues but there is everything to fight for when it comes to commercial work
If criminal law practitioners, incensed by the Law Society’s pliancy to legal aid cuts, pass a motion of no confidence, they will open the way for more regulatory change
Fraud and Crime Opinion
With 12 months to go before the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary, Jonathan Black makes the case for justice.
India’s new anti-corruption bill could be an effective deterrent in a country where bribery is currently rife
Self-reporting is the key to navigating the anti-bribery legislation being implemented in Brazil