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Corporate Crime weekly highlights—5 September 2019

Corporate Crime weekly highlights—5 September 2019
Published on: 05 September 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Corporate Crime weekly highlights—5 September 2019
  • In this issue:
  • Keeping up to date
  • Brexit Bulletin—European Union (Withdrawal) (No 6) Bill 2019
  • Brexit Bulletin—‘Get Ready for Brexit’ campaign launched
  • Crown Court procedure
  • When justice takes a holiday
  • Confiscation, civil recovery and asset forfeiture
  • UK moves toward treating Bitcoin as property in key ruling
  • NCA seizes over £470,000 from convicted money launderer
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Corporate Crime highlights includes analysis of what the SFO deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) to date and associated prosecutions of individuals tell us about the current state of corporate criminal law in the UK, the challenges of conducting trials spanning holiday seasons, calls by a former Director of the SFO for bigger discounts on DPA fines as well as the lessons which can be learned on avoiding US FCPA prosecutions from the recent Walmart case. Also included this week is the update by HMRC of its list of UK firms not complying with their anti-money laundering (AML) obligations, two key High Court rulings—one paving the way for recognition of Bitcoin as legal property and another on automated facial recognition, as well as a review of the speeches delivered by Director of the SFO, the SFO’s General Counsel and the Solicitor General at this year’s Cambridge Symposium. All this, and more, in this week’s highlights. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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