Fraud and Crime News
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.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has won its appeal against the stay in the high-cost fraud trial known as Operation Cotton, with the Court of Appeal (CoA) ruling that proceedings should resume.
Fraud and Crime Briefings
Corporate liability: the Italian Supreme Court extends the scope of application of Legislative Decree No. 231/2001 download subscription
The Italian Supreme Court has reconsidered the possibility of applying Legislative Decree No. 231/2001 to the so-called target offences of a criminal organisation.
New York’s proposed ‘BitLicense’ regulations mark new territory for virtual currencies download subscription
In a move widely seen as inevitable, the NYDFS has released draft regulations for the establishment of a ‘BitLicense’ to govern virtual currency financial services.
Competition regulators maintain vigilance on combating cartels and facilitating a healthy global business environment download subscription
Regulators around the world remain focused on the impact of cartels on business, and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is no exception.
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
Legal aid changes could have a serious impact on junior barristers
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