Compliance professionals in many large organizations are faced with a dilemma: is it possible to maintain the clarity of a single global compliance policy while still complying with the increasingly divergent local laws?
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Halfway through Buhari’s term, what progress has been made in fighting corruption and other economic crimes?
Dramatic Kenyan bribery law underscores the new reality: Washington and London have no monopoly on talking tough
Kenya’s new Bribery Act, which pairs onerous obligations with severe penalties, may mark the start of a new era in which developing countries pass and enforce anti-bribery laws that are far more stringent than those in “traditional” compliance jurisdictions.
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”). 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.
“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing” – derivative litigation sought to hold board members responsible for breaches in BSA/AML compliance
Recent anti-money laundering enforcement actions against major U.S. financial institutions have placed boards of directors front and center in the management and oversight of their institutions’ Bank Secrecy Act and other anti-money laundering (“BSA/AML”) programs.
In this exclusive Of Counsel piece, Julie Copeland and Mirella A. de Rose of Lewis Baach pllc, consider two recent events which highlight the importance of real time monitoring of suspicious transactions.
In this exclusive Of Counsel piece, Katherine Toomey, Partner at Lewis Baach PLLC outlines the recent OFAC actions against ordinary (non-bank) companies and discusses how companies should approach the development of a compliance culture.
On 7 July the National Crime Agency published its “Cyber Crime Assessment 2016 – need for a stronger law enforcement and business partnership to fight cyber crime”.
In this article, Neill Blundell, Head of the Fraud & Investigations Group at Eversheds and Jason Williamson, Eversheds Associate, consider (i) the growth in cyber crime, (ii) the challenges business face as a consequence and (iii) the practical steps businesses can take to enhance their defences against cyber-criminal activity.
Between “Baba Go Slow” and “the Bulldozer”: wrestling with corruption, poverty and business in Nigeria and Tanzania
Human and economic development in Nigeria and Tanzania have each been constrained by systemic corruption. In 2015, each country elected a president who campaigned on an anti-corruption manifesto. How successful have they been in fighting corruption – and why should businesses care anyway? Vivian Jones, Senior Associate in the global Fraud & Investigations Group of Eversheds, examines the two presidents’ styles and achievements to date.
In this exclusive Of Counsel piece, Julie Copeland and Mirella A. de Rose of Lewis Baach pllc, take a look at the “ABCs” of compliance.
By Rachel Crabtree, senior associate, and Michael Carter, director, Alvarez & Marsal Disputes & Investigations With cryptocurrency vastly on the rise, crypto proponents are pushing for more open financial systems to, in part, serve the ...
Financial institutions today face scrutiny at an unprecedented level and may be subject to civil and criminal penalties for any wrongdoing, involvement in money laundering schemes and terrorism financing. As a result, FIs are rigorously searching ...
After an eventful 2017, the year ahead will unlikely be dull on the United Kingdom’s anti-money laundering (AML) scene. The past 12 months ushered in key reforms, including the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, the UK’s ...
KYC360 Analysis After lengthy and sometimes complex discussions, the European Union on Tuesday published lists of countries it felt had issues with tax matters. Two key aspects of these are the grey list and blacklist. Here’s what ...
How does the EU 6AMLD measure up? As further measures progress through the Brussels legislative machinery to enhance the fight against anti-money laundering, experts give their verdict on the EU's latest proposals 2017 saw the implementation ...
By Amos Wittenberg In the field of NFC readers and facial recognition technology, passports seem a little old hat: delicately
Financial institutions today face scrutiny at an unprecedented level and may be subject to civil and criminal penalties for any
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A London-based compliance officer is amused at what bank workers reveal to him about their knowledge of their firms and