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OECD Report on the SFO and the Bribery Act

The OECD Working Group On Bribery highlighted the efforts the UK in the anti-corruption area in a most recent report (here). That Report also contains a number of recommendations for future improvements. The Working Group concluded that the SFO and other relevant law enforcement agencies have significantly...

Reports Just In: Invasions from Mars and the UK Bribery Act

On this day 75 years ago Orson Welles caused a nationwide panic with his broadcast of “ War of the Worlds ” – a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth. The show began on Sunday, October 30, at 8 pm. A voice announced: “The Columbia Broadcasting System and...

Deferred Prosecution Agreements Now Available in the UK

Prosecutors in the United Kingdom appear to be following the U.S. Justice Department’s lead and are going to be able to use deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs), beginning on February 24. Toward that end, the director of the U.K. Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the director of Public Prosecutions...

3 Former Barclays Bankers Charged with LIBOR Manipulation

The United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office has brought charges against three former employees at Barclays Bank Plc, Peter Charles Johnson, Jonathan James Mathew, and Stylianos Contogoulas, in connection with its investigation into the manipulation of LIBOR. The SFO alleged that the defendants conspired...