Dr Anna Bradshaw

‘Circles of hell’: Case before Dublin High Court shows complexity of sanctions and disputes

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Anna Bradshaw and Alistair Jones were quoted in the September 2022 issue of WorldECR, commenting on a case at Ireland’s High Court involving Cypriot companies wanting to purchase marine vessels that they had leased from a Dublin-registered firm allegedly owned by Russia. Anna told the publication that the case is a good illustration of the […]

Neil Swift Thinking

Holding corporates to account: are we there yet?

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Last month, the Law Commission published its proposed reforms to corporate criminal liability. Although the government has focused on economic crime recently, it may be some time before any reforms are implemented and the government will need to decide whether to adopt any of the Commission’s proposals, or proffer their own, as well as any […]

Jason Woodland Thinking

Jason Woodland quoted in Law Society Gazette after roundtable on issues litigators are keeping an eye on

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From coping with the explosion of data to the challenge of keeping disputes in the UK post-Brexit, commercial litigators have a full in-tray. Jason Woodland recently took part in a roundtable discussion at which these topics were discussed and was then quoted in the The Law Society Gazette write up. Jason said: “The effect of […]

“It’s not the end” – Nick Vamos on UK gov decision to approve Julian Assange extradition to the US

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Nick Vamos, our Head of Business Crime, was quoted extensively in the media following the UK Home Secretary Priti Patel decision on Friday to approve the extradition of Julian Assange to the US. The WikiLeaks founder is wanted in the US for conspiring to hack and then publish classified documents in 2010-11, including in respect […]

Nick Vamos

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.    […]

Nick Vamos quoted in the media as Harvey Weinstein charged in UK over 1996 assault claims

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Nick Vamos was quoted in the media, including in the Irish Independent, discussing the possibility of Harvey Weinstein being extradited to the UK from the U.S. and what this would entail. Weinstein is facing two charges of indecent assault against a woman in London in 1996. Nick said that the fact that the former Hollywood […]

Dr Anna Bradshaw

Common EU penalties for evading sanctions – Anna Bradshaw in Global Arbitration Review

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On 25 May, the European Commission proposed measures to create of EU-wide rules to punish breaches of EU sanctions. This would have the effect of closing the loopholes whereby divergent criminal definitions and penalties across member states can mean that breaches can attract widely different responses from local judicial authorises or even go unpunished. The […]

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UK seeking return of Kevin Spacey from U.S. to face sexual assault charges – Nick Vamos in The Guardian

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The UK is said to be taking steps to get actor Kevin Spacey extradited from the U.S. to face sexual assault charges, unless he came back voluntarily. The Guardian reports that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced last week that it had authorized four charges of sexual assault against the actor in respect of attacks […]

Tackling the tech: the rise (and rise) of cybercrime, Peter FitzGerald and Amalia Neenan in Fraud Intelligence

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Fraudsters using technology to commit their misdeeds is nothing new, but as technology advances, so do new methods of technological criminality as well as the sophistication of the crimes. The cost of tech crime is also staggering. For example, last year alone, the UK lost more than UK£2.5 billion to fraudsters and cyber criminals, and […]

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 […]