June 19, 2021

Three further bans for Libor manipulation/ Bribery Act 2010 sentencing of Sweett Group Plc

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By Kathleen Harris Stuart Baker Michael J Atkinson James McSweeney – Arnold & Porter LLP From International Law Office (ILO) Three further bans for Libor manipulation On March 2 2016 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced that it had prohibited Mr Michael Curtler, a former trader at Deutsche Bank, from working in the UK financial […]

Lawyers attack offshore tax evasion plans

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By Vanessa Houlder From Financial Times Plans to stiffen the penalties for offshore tax evasion have been criticised by lawyers and tax advisers, who have warned they could end up criminalising people and companies who have unwittingly broken the rules. The Treasury has put forward proposals for a new criminal offence for companies that facilitate […]

Criminal prosecution of corporations: more likely and much harsher

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From Taylor Wessing After much anticipation, it has been announced that deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) will become available in the UK from 24 February 2014. The SFO, inspired by the extensive and successful use of DPAs by American regulators, is hopeful that their introduction in the UK will be an effective tool for tackling serious […]