Fraud and Crime News
A Hamburg-based Bird & Bird lawyer, and a former partner from the same office, have been drawn into a corruption trial involving one of their clients.
The Gibraltar Court of Appeal (CoA) has handed down a judgment throwing out the Marrache’s brothers’ appeals against conviction and sentencing for fraud, ruling that judge Mr Justice Grigson acted correctly throughout the lengthy and “unique” case.
HMRC has doubled down on accountancy and law firms, issuing 1,502 disclosure notices in the last year for information on clients that are subject to criminal tax investigations.
Kennedys will continue to sponsor the Kop stand at Sheffield United Football Club (SUFC) despite the controversy surrounding convicted rapist Chedwyn Evans’ return to training, a spokesperson for the firm has confirmed.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been retained by Tesco in the wake of the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) announcement that it had opened an investigation into accounting practices at the supermarket giant.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has requested an urgent cash injection of £26.5m – 75 per cent above its core budget – in order to pursue its high-profile fraud investigations and pay out compensation to the Tchenguiz brothers.
Fraud and Crime Briefings
Serbia has adopted a Law on the Protection of Whistleblowers, its first that should provide effective protection to individuals who report suspicions of corruption.
Existing rules in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing are updated.
Plans to strip police forces in England and Wales of powers to handle complaints against their own officers seem entirely sensible.
Fraud and Crime Analysis
A study published recently by PwC looking at the global state of information security shows that many organisations lack both clear leadership and strategies for tackling the security threats they face.
Gibraltar’s Marrache case has been staggeringly expensive and bitterly disruptive, embroiling government and financial authorities in the scandal. Will the jurisdiction emerge stronger as a result?
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
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