The FCA announced the AGR in November 2023 as part of a larger package of measures

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The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) and latterly the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have been leading the UK regulatory charge with respect to policing claims relating to the sustainability characteristics of products and services. However, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) now appears to be picking up the baton. What is the anti-greenwashing rule? The FCA […]

Mike Lynch acquittal turns spotlight on UK-US extradition deal

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Last week, a US jury acquitted Mike Lynch, one of the UK’s former leading tech entrepreneurs, of fraud. He spent around one-third of his 12-year legal battle fighting extradition to the US. His case has fuelled criticism of the extradition arrangements between the UK to the US, with critics calling them “desperately unfair” and too […]

James Tyler

FCA doubles down on new priorities with target ID Plan

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The end of April saw the Financial Conduct’s Authority’s (FCA) consultation on the public naming of investigation subjects close. Widely referred to as a plan to name and shame, the proposal has sparked a backlash from the market, various influential trade bodies and politicians. At the moment, anyone subject to investigation are not named until […]

Tackling ESG regulation across multiple jurisdictions – a conundrum for multinationals

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ESG-related legislation and regulation are increasingly a focus for companies operating internationally. Scanning the horizon for new developments and adapting their business practices accordingly will be key to ensuring compliance, especially in the face of diverse and ever-changing requirements. In this article for The World Financial Review, Maria Cronin and Fred Kelly discuss why there […]

Charlotte Tregunna

If Craig David made court cases…

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WELL, that was a whirlwind wasn’t it? Tornado Cash (TC) developer Alexey Pertsev, guilty of money laundering on Tuesday, off to prison on Wednesday, appealing to the Court of Appeal in Den Bosch on Thursday. I appreciate that you might think I am about to recite the remainder of the Craig David song, “7 Days”. […]

Peters & Peters

An ESG legislative minefield for multinationals

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Companies that operate internationally face complex ESG-related challenges and potential exposure across multiple jurisdictions. Their business practices and models must therefore be adapted to comply with the developing rules and regulations, such as the newly passed EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, in all the countries in which they operate. In this article for European […]

Assange can appeal extradition to U.S., British court rules

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Earlier this week, the High Court ruled that Julian Assange could appeal his extradition to the US. In this last episode of the long-running battle that the WikiLeaks founder has been fighting against the 2022 extradition decision made by then Home Secretary Priti Patel, the judges gave him until tomorrow to submit a full case […]

Jonathan Tickner

Court of Appeal gives judgment in complex committal proceedings

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The Court of Appeal yesterday handed down judgment in an expedited appeal in complex committal proceedings. Peters & Peters’ client Mrs Nebahat İşbilen was respondent to the appeal brought by her one-time personal financier and trusted adviser, Mr Selman Turk, who had been sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment in March 2024 following findings that he […]

New guidelines on perverting the course of justice – on the path to more clarity?

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The concept of ‘perverting the course of justice’ might commonly feature in televised series, where crooked cops tamper with evidence for money or baddies interfere with witnesses, but before HBO and Netflix came on the scene, it had a long-established history as an offence in the common law of England and Wales. In October 2023, […]

Peters & Peters obtains partial strike out of FCA case

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The Upper Tribunal issued an important case management judgment on 8 May 2024 in the case of FCA v Banque Havilland & Ors.  Nick Vamos, James Tyler and Julia Steinhardt represent the second defendant in the case, Mr Edmund Rowland. Mr Rowland is alleged to have been involved in the creation and dissemination of a […]