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Corporate Crime weekly highlights—11 June 2020

Published on: 11 June 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Corporate Crime weekly highlights—11 June 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Health protection legislation
  • Continuity of business in the criminal courts
  • Investigations and enforcement
  • Regulator response
  • Scotland
  • Brexit
  • Brexit legislation—What has passed and what is yet to come?
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Corporate Crime weekly highlights provides a round-up of key news and developments relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including the coming into force of new and amended Health Protection Regulations. We provide analysis of the increase in whistleblowing reports during the COVID-19 lockdown and the viability of virtual jury trials in light of social distancing requirements. We also have analysis of the impact of the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) ten years after it was passed and consideration of Germany’s model for criminal justice amidst the widespread postponement of jury trials and a new regulation which paves way for GDPR-size fines for consumer law breaches. We include details of the new protocol issued by HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) on the subject of sharing court lists in criminal proceedings with professional court users and with the UK-EU High Level Conference expected this month to take stock of negotiations, we include news of reported gradual progress on law enforcement and judicial cooperation in Brexit negotiations and consider some of the key government Brexit legislation already passed and what is left to pass. Arguments by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) in the US Supreme Court that a Macao developer’s conviction for bribing United Nations (UN) officials should stand is also covered, alongside news that the Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendsments) Act 2020 received Royal Assent, paving the way for the enactment of the Law Commission’s Sentencing Code. All this, and more, in this week’s Corporate Crime highlights. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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