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  • The fight against financial crime: enforcement

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    Submitted: 04 June 2018

    In this series of articles, we focus on different areas of financial crime, taking an incisive look at current regulation and what we can expect over the course of 2018. In this seventh edition we take a look at Enforcement, including the approach the UK and other jurisdictions are taking and how the changing landscape is influencing what compliance programmes need to address to sufficiently protect firm interests.

  • The fight against financial crime: bribery

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    Submitted: 09 May 2018

    In this series of articles, we focus on different areas of financial crime, taking an incisive look at current regulation and what we can expect over the course of 2018. In this third edition we take a look at bribery, including the increasing level of enforcement activity across the globe and what companies should consider when implementing systems and controls.

  • Whistleblowing toolkit Restricted access

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    Last Reviewed: 19 April 2018 / Submitted: 19 February 2016

    This microsite contains tools to help organisations deal with the increasing pressure in relation to whistleblowing.

  • Singapore introduces Deferred Prosecution Agreements

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    Submitted: 28 March 2018

    As part of wider reforms, ​Singapore has introduced a framework for DPAs to resolve criminal charges against companies for specified offences.

  • First contested UK prosecution for failing to prevent bribery leads to conviction

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    Submitted: 09 March 2018

    The first test of an "adequate procedures" defence under section 7 of the UK Bribery Act raises points on adequate procedures for smaller businesses and the benefits of self-reporting.

  • UK government unveils a new anti-corruption strategy

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    Submitted: 15 December 2017

    ​The government has set out six prioities for action to tackle corruption in the UK and abroad over the next five years.

  • Newsflash Sapin II: « Last call » pour les dispositifs d’alerte professionnelle pour 2018

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    Submitted: 28 November 2017

    Tout organisme privé d‘au moins cinquante salariés et certains organismes publics doivent mettre en place un dispositif d’alerte professionnelle d’ici le 1er janvier 2018 conformément à la loi n° 2016-1691 du 9 décembre 2016 (loi « Sapin II ») et au Décret n°2017-564 du 19 avril 2017. Très simple dans son principe, ce dispositif doit cependant répondre à de nombreuses exigences.

  • Newsflash Sapin II: Last call for the implementation of professional whistleblowing systems in 2018

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    Submitted: 28 November 2017

    All private organizations with at least fifty employees and some public organizations must set up a professional whistleblowing system by 01 January 2018 in accordance with Law no2016-1691 dated 09 December 2016 (Sapin II Law) and Decree No. 2017-564 dated 19 April 2017. The necessary system is very simple in its principles, but there are numerous requirements.

  • Hong Kong regulatory enforcement update: Q1 & Q2 2017

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    Submitted: 29 September 2017

    A round up of regulatory enforcement developments for the first half of 2017.

  • Emirates Law Business and Practice: Fighting bribery and corruption

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    Submitted: 21 August 2017

    Muneer Khan and Samir Safar-Aly consider the UAE’s Federal anti-bribery and corruption laws, the organisations that enforce them and insights into developments in the US and UK.

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