Michael O'Kane

Watch: Director of OFSI Giles Thomson on expansion of UK sanctions with Michael O’Kane and Maya Lester KC

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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 […]

Crypto companies must report sanctions breaches: Anna Bradshaw in the Guardian

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Crypto authorities must report suspected sanctions breaches to UK authorities. Peters & Peters’ Partner Anna Bradshaw told the Guardian the UK’s move was “in line with the more general expansion of financial services and anti-financial crime regulation to the crypto sector”. “Crypto and virtual assets are treated no differently to any other type of assets […]

Is failure to prevent fraud the future direction of corporate liability?

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Craig Hogg and Caroline Timoney of Peters & Peters discuss in IFA Magazine. Earlier this month Max Hill QC, Director of Public Prosecutions for England and Wales, and Lisa Osofsky, director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), spoke at the 39th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime where both expressed their support for expanding the […]

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Hauling companies into the dock: Law Commission issues paper on corporate criminal liability

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Today, the Law Commission published its long-awaited paper on the potential reform options for the laws in England and Wales on corporate criminal liability. The Commission’s approach represents a constructive balance, exploring options for ensuring that companies can be held responsible for wrongdoing while seeking to avoid imposing unreasonable economic, regulatory or legal burdens.    […]

Michael O'Kane

Serious Fraud Office Outsourcing Debate – Michael O’Kane in The Times

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Peters & Peters Senior Partner Michael O’Kane spoke to The Times following widespread debate about the Serious Fraud Office’s use of outsourcing in major cases, especially over a recent report that the SFO was to outsource the disclosure process in the prosecution of G4S after an eight-year investigation into the private security company. Michael O’Kane […]