Jason Woodland and Amy Harvey chair panel session at the UIA Litigation Congress, Toronto
October 30, 2017
Partner Jason Woodland and Associate Amy Harvey both chaired panel sessions at the UIA congress “Litigating Catastrophes: Handling High-Stakes Litigation/Disasters over Air, Land and Sea”. Amy moderated “Planning for and Responding to a Disaster”, whilst Jason “Litigation Cases in Canada”. Read the full program here. For any further information please contact Jason and/or Amy.
Partner Jason Woodland participated in the Law Society Gazette roundtable discussion “Civil litigation: costs, funding and finance”
October 30, 2017
Jason Woodland among other civil litigation experts took part in the annual Law Society Gazette roundtable. Coverage of this discussion can be read here along with comments from Jason.
Dr Anna Bradshaw considers the drivers of de-risking and those it impacts in an article for Wealthbriefing
October 25, 2017
Recent legislation has widened the pool of ‘high risk’ customers, not limited to Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) and persons designated as targets of financial sanctions. Dr Anna Bradshaw discusses how strengthened due diligence obligations and regulatory reporting standards combine to increase the number of customers who may find themselves ‘unbankable’. For further information, read Anna’s […]
Partner Hannah Laming, Chair of the Private Prosecutors’ Association (PPA) discusses the ethical difficulties of Private Prosecutions in the Law Society Gazette
October 24, 2017
Hannah Laming highlights the need for a Private Prosecutions code of conduct in order to ensure the same fairness and integrity as public prosecutions. Read the full article published by The Law Society Gazette here. Hannah co-authored this article with Annabel Kerley of EY and vice chair of the PPA.
Dr Anna Bradshaw comments on the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill
October 20, 2017
Dr Anna Bradshaw speaks to the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) about the proposals in the recently published Bill on post-Brexit legislation on financial and trade sanctions, and post-Brexit legislation on money laundering and terrorist financing. Read here.
Business Crime Partner and Extradition expert, Jasvinder Nakhwal comments on case against ex-HSBC trader in Bloomberg.
October 16, 2017
Stuart Scott, former HSBC Holdings PLC’s Head of Currency Trading faces his extradition hearing this week, in which he is contesting extradition to the U.S over allegations that he used insider knowledge to “front-run” a currency deal. Bloomberg reports that Stuart Scott’s former boss (who is currently on trial in the US and faces the […]
Partner Jasvinder Nakhwal, panellist member discussing internal and criminal investigations at the ABA’s 6th Annual White Collar Crime Institute, London
October 16, 2017
Business Crime Partner, Jasvinder Nakhwal took part in a White Collar Crime hypothetical exercise with a focus on investigations on day two of the ABA’s White Collar Crime Institute. “Using a case study involving a multinational public corporation and allegations of healthcare offenses, anti-competitive practices, bribery, money laundering, securities fraud, and insider trading by its […]
Partner Neil Swift in The Times discussing The City of London Magistrates County Court merger and future of Southwark Crown Court.
October 12, 2017
Earlier this week officials announced the plan to open a “state-of-the-art” court in the City of London to replace the Mayor’s and City of London county court and magistrates’ court. The Old Bailey is set to remain, however there is speculation whether Southwark Crown Court’s workload will shift to this new establishment. Discussing the location […]
Dr Anna Bradshaw to speak on the EU 4th Money Laundering Directive at the 2017 IMX Conference
October 10, 2017
Of Counsel Anna Bradshaw will present at the IMX Client Conference in London on Tuesday 10 October, covering recent legislative and regulatory developments relevant to the UK’s implementation of 4MLD and the broader the impact of the AML/CTF regime. Should you want to find out more about this presentation, please contact Anna to discuss.
Dr Anna Bradshaw considering proposals to strengthen procedural safeguards for UN sanctions
October 9, 2017
Of Counsel Anna Bradshaw participated in an expert workshop on 6 October organised by the UN University and the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, to discuss options for strengthening procedural safeguards in UN sanctions regimes. For more information, please contact Anna.