Peters & Peters successful in securing deletion of Russian INTERPOL diffusion following revision application
Peters & Peters acts for a prominent Russian businessman who has been pursued by the authorities of the Russian Federation in connection with flawed and politically motivated criminal charges in proceedings spanning several years and multiple jurisdictions. We made detailed submissions to the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF) for the deletion of […]
Prosecution offers no evidence against Peters & Peters client
This week, our client – a senior professional within a regulated services firm and a man of good character – was exonerated as the prosecution finally offered no evidence against him for allegations of non-fatal strangulation, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault. The case centred on an incident where our client says he […]
Supreme Court unanimously upholds appeal in Republic of Mozambique ‘hidden debts’ litigation
The Supreme Court has today given judgment in The Republic of Mozambique (acting through its Attorney General) (Appellant) v Privinvest Shipbuilding SAL (Holding) and Others (Respondents)  UKSC 32. In a judgment given by Lord Hodge, Deputy President of the Supreme Court, with whom Lord Lloyd-Jones, Lord Hamblen, Lord Leggatt and Lord Richards agree, the […]
Prosecution for a false passport discontinued against Peters & Peters client
Our client, a young woman with no previous convictions, has today had proceedings discontinued against her for allegedly possessing a false identity document, without reasonable excuse. Our client, a dual national, was accused of being in possession of a false passport at Heathrow airport, where she was attempting to board a flight for a […]
Supreme Court hears appeal in Republic of Mozambique ‘Hidden Debts’ litigation
The Supreme Court will hear the appeal of Republic of Mozambique (acting through its Attorney General) (Appellant) v Privinvest Shipbuilding SAL (Holding) and Others (Respondents) (2021/0085) from 24 to 25 January 2023. The appeal arises out of ongoing litigation before the Commercial Court in which Peters & Peters has acted for the Republic of Mozambique […]
Lawyer of the Week: Nick Vamos in The Times
Our Head of Business Crime, Nick Vamos, was featured in The Times as Lawyer of the Week on Wednesday 14 December 2022 for his role representing for free the family of Harry Dunn, in the prosecution of Anne Sacoolas, the US government official who pleaded guilty to causing the death of the teenager in 2019 […]
Nick Vamos of Peters & Peters on the Anne Sacoolas Sentence
Our Head of Business Crime, Nick Vamos, speaks to Sky News about the sentence of eight months in prison suspended, handed down to US government employee Anne Sacoolas in London on 9 December 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgyICmox1p8 Nick, who represented the family of Harry Dunn, killed by Mrs Sacoolas in a dangerous driving incident, told Sky […]
Corporate criminal liability reform: a breakthrough at last?
Amendments to the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill may prove to be a breakthrough in the stalemate over the reform of corporate criminal liability. The proposed amendments were put forward by Dame Margaret Hodge to the Public Bill Committee on Thursday 24 November 2022. If adopted in this form, they would fundamentally change the […]
After FTX – will the UK soon rival the EU for crypto regulation?
Changes to the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 may mark a turn for crypto regulation in the UK. Could UK regulation soon rival the EU’s Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCA)? Peter FitzGerald and Amalia Neenan write in CityAM.
Watch: Director of OFSI Giles Thomson on expansion of UK sanctions with Michael O’Kane and Maya Lester KC
Michael O’Kane, Senior Partner of Peters & Peters, hosted the 6 September 2022 event with Giles Thomson, Director of the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) alongside Maya Lester KC of Brick Court Chambers. The webinar examined OFSI’s response to the expansion of UK sanctions since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its structural plans for […]