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Corporate Crime weekly highlights—27 June 2019

Published on: 27 June 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Corporate Crime weekly highlights—27 June 2019
  • In this issue:
  • Keeping up to date
  • Fragmented and incoherent—the UK’s sanctions policy
  • Brexit SI Bulletin—drafts laid for sifting on 19 June 2019
  • Legal privilege in criminal cases
  • When legally privileged material is accidentally sent to a recipient (Advertising Standards Authority Ltd v Mitchell)
  • Magistrates’ court proceedings
  • Criminal law—Costs—Payment out of central funds (Re Somaia (Lord Chancellor intervening))
  • Evidence
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Corporate Crime highlights includes analysis of the fairness and efficacy of Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs), the possible stalling of new data-gathering powers under the Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Act 2019 pending a co-operation agreement with the US, concerns raised by the Joint Committee on the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill and further analysis of the key findings of the recent House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) report into the future of UK sanctions policy. A High Court decision considering costs under section 17 of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (POA 1985) is also covered, along with analysis of the Court of Appeal’s guidance in R v Woodward on juror holidays during deliberations and the view that Walmart’s agreement last week with the US Department of Justice (DOJ), to resolve alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, provides the most meaningful example yet of how the agency intends to implement its policy on corporate monitors. We also include the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) announcement of the introduction of a new law which will require food businesses to include full ingredients labelling on pre-packaged foods, following the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, along with news that a UBS compliance officer and a trader have been convicted of insider dealing together with a roundup of Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecutions in June. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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