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Corporate Crime weekly highlights—17 September 2020

Published on: 17 September 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Corporate Crime weekly highlights—17 September 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Brexit
  • Latest drafts and sifting committee reports
  • Future UK-EU relationship negotiations in the balance
  • Marking, labelling and marketing standards—updated Brexit transition guidance from Government Digital Service and Defra
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Health protection regulations
  • Business continuity in the criminal courts
  • Regulatory response
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Corporate Crime weekly highlights includes analysis of the key provisions of the Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill, consideration of SFO’s view of the importance of the G4S deferred prosecution agreement (DPA), reflection on the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) approach to bringing criminal prosecutions and enforcing money laundering breaches as well as analysis of a High Court case on the extent legal privilege applies to foreign lawyers. News that an industrial services firm has been sentenced to a £2m fine for a health and safety breach, that the Lord Chancellor has published a white paper advocating a change of approach on sentencing serious offences, and calls from the European Banking Authority (EBA) to create a single anti-money laundering (AML) rulebook across the EU are also included, alongside calls by a European parliamentary committee for a common monitoring and supervision framework for crypto-assets to be included in the EU’s plan for the financial technology sector and the publication by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) of a report on ‘red flag’ indicators of money laundering and terrorist financing in virtual assets. We also include news that the revised the Attorney General’s Disclosure Guidelines and the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (CPIA 1996) Code of Practice won’t come into effect until 31 December 2020 at the earliest and that the Law Commission has launched a consultation on proposed new communications offences. With the end of the Brexit transition period on the horizon, we include the latest Brexit developments for corporate crime lawyers, as well as the usual round-up of key news and developments relating to the coronavirus pandemic including that BEIS has updated five of its’Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)’ guidance documents and pleas from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for public and private bodies to tackle corruption beyond the pandemic. All this, and more, in this week’s Corporate Crime highlights. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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