Supreme Court hears appeal in Republic of Mozambique ‘Hidden Debts’ litigation
January 24, 2023
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
December 15, 2022
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
December 12, 2022
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?
December 8, 2022
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?
December 6, 2022
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
September 9, 2022
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
September 9, 2022
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?
September 9, 2022
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 […]
Hauling companies into the dock: Law Commission issues paper on corporate criminal liability
June 10, 2022
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. […]
Serious Fraud Office Outsourcing Debate – Michael O’Kane in The Times
May 5, 2022
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 […]