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In a striking rebuke, the U.K. Supreme Court found that the U.K. Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) overstepped its authority when it tried to access corporate documents from the United States.

February 19, 2021
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Mere months after Airbus entered into a record-breaking, nearly $4 billion resolution with the U.S., U.K., and France to settle foreign bribery allegations, the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) moved on July 30, 2020, to bring additional corruption charges against Airbus.

August 12, 2020
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More than a third of the world’s population is under lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19.

A version of this insight was published in GRR on July 1, 2020 and GAR on July 15, 2020

June 18, 2020
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COVID-19 presents a unique and, for most parties, unprecedented challenge – a pandemic that has resulted in a global public health crisis and significant restrictions on global trade and labor, the repercussions of which continue to evolve on a daily basis.

March 19, 2020
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On January 17, 2020, the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) published new guidance regarding how the office assesses the compliance programs of organizations that are under investigation…

January 29, 2020
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Sarah Lawson, the General Counsel of the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”), recently emphasized that corporate compliance functions must be well resourced and that the SFO expects such programs…

October 30, 2019
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The United States and the United Kingdom recently entered the first ever CLOUD Act Agreement , which aims to streamline the process by which either government can collect electronic evidence located…

October 24, 2019
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No matter the regulator, a series of enforcement officials and agents appearing unannounced to conduct an investigatory raid of a company’s place of business may be most companies’ worst nightmare.

June 20, 2019
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On March 4, 2019, a British customs agency raided 50 real estate agencies and announced the largest fine ever imposed in the U.K. for money laundering violations in the real estate market.

March 21, 2019
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The British Government has begun using a powerful weapon it recently added to its anti-money laundering arsenal, the Unexplained Wealth Order (“UWO”).

January 17, 2019
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A recent brouhaha about the disclosure of Facebook’s confidential material to the UK’s House of Commons shines a spotlight on the tenuous protection granted to materials produced in discovery.

December 4, 2018