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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...

The Week In Securities Litigation: Market Crisis Action Goes To Trial

Events surrounding the collapse of the first money fund to "break the buck" are being played out in a New York City courtroom on SEC charges that the principles of the fund misrepresented its financial condition in the wake of massive redemption demands. Investors lost confidence in the Reserve...

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...

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...