Fraud & White Collar Crime

Punishing Corporate Offenders for Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Offences

We have seen a spike in legal activity relating to bribery and corruption offences in recent months, with a bank, printing business and a large international property company all being subjected to fines and other penalties thanks to allegations of this kind. One long-standing problem with assessing such cases has been in identifying the role… Read More

The Art and Science of Corporate Internal Investigations

I. Introduction Internal corporations investigations are complex, high-stakes endeavors requiring careful planning and execution. Companies may face steep fines and penalties, risk of suspension or debarment for government contracts, negative publicity, and criminal and civil litigation. Wrongdoing by individual employees and executives may result in termination or, in some cases, criminal prosecution. Too often companies… Read More

Operation Elveden - Was the investigation ever justified?

Millions spent from the public purse, 80 officers taken off the street to dedicate their time solely to the investigation and numerous cases and retrials dropped after 3 years’ worth of investigations. Looking back, was it all worth it? It sounds like it could be the script to a blockbuster film; well respected journalists asleep… Read More

Scam Emails – How Much of a Threat Are They to Law Firms?

The rise in targeted email attacks to businesses worldwide continues to dominate the news headlines. Attacks like these are dangerous by their very nature. Not only are they increasing in frequency, but they are also becoming smarter by the day. At the moment, we’re seeing a rise in activity related to of the Business Email… Read More

Do trusts have a future in the context of the 4th AML Directive?

It is an undisputed fact that money laundering is a major hindrance to a stable EU market. Money laundering distorts economies by allowing the corrupt to legitimise the illegal. It has unfortunately become increasingly common to witness the world’s most corrupt to launder their funds derived from illicit sources into financial centres. The Fourth EU… Read More

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