21 Feb 2017
Published in Of Counsel

Have Deferred Prosecution Agreements come of age?

On 17 January 2017, at Southwark Crown Court, Lord Justice Leveson approved a deferred prosecution agreement (“DPA”) between the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”), and Rolls-Royce Plc and Rolls-Royce Energy System Inc (“Rolls-Royce”).[1] The third DPA agreed by the SFO has led some to wonder whether DPAs have finally come of age as a weapon the SFO’s enforcement arsenal.

08 Feb 2017
Published in News

Alibaba acquisition of MoneyGram would spotlight a lackluster Chinese AML regime

A deal for the payment affiliate of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to buy U.S. money-transfer company MoneyGram International Inc has the potential not only to rattle the international funds transfer landscape, but also to pressure China to bolster a lackluster anti-money laundering regime, anti-money laundering professionals said.

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