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Corporate Crime weekly highlights—30 May 2019

Published on: 30 May 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Corporate Crime weekly highlights—30 May 2019
  • In this issue:
  • Keeping up to date
  • Brexit: CMA chairman update on CMA's preparedness for Brexit
  • Magistrates’ court proceedings
  • Private prosecution against Boris Johnson for misconduct in public office proceeds
  • Sentence and prison law
  • The Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill makes the UK sentencing procedure ‘clearer and easier to apply’ as the Government moves closer to introducing a Sentencing Code
  • Confiscation, civil recovery and asset forfeiture
  • Unexplained wealth orders secured against properties believed to be linked to serious crime
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Corporate Crime highlights includes analysis of the Government’s response to the House of Lords’ report on the Bribery Act 2010, consideration of how UK firms should prepare for Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) enforcement action and assessment of a decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on the sufficiency of public prosecutors’ independence to make decisions on the issuing of European Arrest Warrants (EAWs). The introduction of the Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill to Parliament, paving the way for the forthcoming Sentencing Code, is also covered, along with an update on the Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA’s) preparedness for Brexit from its chairman, Lord Tyrie. Westminster Magistrates’ court’s confirmation that the private prosecution against Boris Johnson can proceed, the preparations for the FRC’s transition into a new regulator called the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority (ARGA), ​​​​​​​the sentencing of eight men to 40 years in prison for a £34m fraud and a US Senate bill that would make executives in the US criminally liable for the deeds of their companies are also considered. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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