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Stronger OFAC-style sanctions enforcement comes to the UK

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August 2017 Edition: As of 1 April 2017, the UK’s new sanctions watchdog, the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) is now able to impose monetary penalties for breaches of financial sanctions. These fines can be up to £1m or…

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Senior Managers and Certification Regime: compliance for smaller firms

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Thursday, 1 June 2017: The Senior Managers Regime (SMR) and Certification Regime (CR) were introduced in March 2016 at relevant firms – namely banks, building societies, credit unions and PRA-designated investment firms. The SMR and CR are a key part…

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Rolls-Royce – a case study on the inappropriate use of third party intermediaries

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Thursday 20 April 2017: On 17 January 2017, the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced that it had entered into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with Rolls-Royce Plc and its subsidiary, Rolls-Royce Energy Systems Inc (RRESI), to the sum of…

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Ranked in Chambers & Partners UK 2017

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Wednesday, 2 November, 2016: We are delighted that Elinor Lloyd has been ranked as a leading individual in Financial Crime: Corporates in Chambers & Partners UK 2017. Ranked "Up and Coming", "Elinor Lloyd is the founder of corporate criminal and…

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The impact of ‘Brexit’ on the UK’s fight against financial crime

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Thursday, 1 September, 2016. Friday 24 June 2016 is a day that not many of those in the UK will forget in a hurry. As the UK public woke up to the news that it had voted to leave…

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Second DPA under the SFO's Belt

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Friday, 15 July, 2016 On 8 July 2016 Lord Justice Leveson at Southwark Crown Court approved the Serious Fraud Office's ("SFO") second application for a Deferred Prosecution Agreement ("DPA"). The subject of the DPA is a UK SME which…

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The Consequences of Personal Liability for Senior Managers

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 The Head of the Financial Conduct Authority's Regulatory Decisions Committee has confirmed that he expects to see a rise in cases brought against individuals following the introduction of the FCA and PRA's Senior Managers and Certification Regime…

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Blockchain - disrupting the future of legal and banking services?

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Friday, April 22nd, 2016 Most people have heard of Bitcoin, the modern electronic currency that operates outside the traditional auspices of state control. However, few have heard of Blockchain, the technology which underpins Bitcoin, which has the potential to revolutionise the…

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Deferred Prosecution Agreements: The Gold Rush

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Monday, February 8th, 2016 Last year was unusually busy for the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and its director, David Green CB QC, says the SFO has "got its mojo back". In the last few weeks of 2015 alone, the SFO…

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Introducing CCG Legal's new website!

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Monday, November 16th, 2015 The Corporate Crime Group has now become CCG Legal and the team is expanding quickly. We are working with some great clients on a variety of investigations and compliance projects and are looking forward to providing high…

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