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October 2018

Corruption in the sales chain: Amazon faces the risk of criminal liability in the UK for bribery offences

Corruption in the sales chain: Amazon faces the risk of criminal liability in the UK for bribery offences

It has been reported that Amazon is currently investigating claims that its employees accepted bribes from independent merchants selling products on i ...

FCA fines Canara Bank for serious AML failings relating to its trade finance activities in the UK

FCA fines Canara Bank for serious AML failings relating to its trade finance activities in the UK

On 6 June 2018, the FCA published its Final Notice explaining the grounds upon which it fined Canara Bank £896,100 and imposed a restriction on it acc ...

Insolvency and Corporate Governance Consultation – the implications for directors and professional advisers

Insolvency and Corporate Governance Consultation – the implications for directors and professional advisers

Introduction The report of the joint BEIS and Work and Pensions Committee into recent headline-grabbing corporate failures strongly criticised the con ...

New Data Protection Law in Brazil

New Data Protection Law in Brazil

On 14 August 2018 Brazil passed its Data Protection Law (Law No. 13.709/18) (the "new law"), which will come in force in 18 months, in February 2020. ...

SFO v ENRC appeal – implications for directors and SFO/FCA investigations

SFO v ENRC appeal – implications for directors and SFO/FCA investigations

In a highly anticipated decision, the Court of Appeal in Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation [2018] has allo ...

Solicitors' Risks in Brief October 2018

Solicitors' Risks in Brief October 2018

Overview Claim Worries 2018 Regulatory The SRA's Risk Outlook SRA Warning Notices: Take Heed  Other articles Guidance for drafti ...

Claim Worries 2018

Claim Worries 2018

Mistakes in the context of property transactions are still far and away the most significant causes of claims against the profession. Many of the mist ...

The SRA's Risk Outlook

The SRA's Risk Outlook

In late July, the SRA published its latest Risk Outlook. In that document the SRA sets out what it considers to be the key areas of risk for law firms ...

SRA Warning Notices: Take Heed

SRA Warning Notices: Take Heed

Warning Notices published by the SRA over the summer have highlighted concerns about solicitor involvement in potential financial impropriety. The Not ...

Guidance for drafting witness statements

Guidance for drafting witness statements

A recent High Court decision in Autonomy Corp Ltd & Ors v Lynch & Anor [2018] EWHC 2105 (Ch) reflects on what constitutes a witness statement ...