Setting aside arbitral awards for serious irregularity: Secretary of State for the Home Department vs Raytheon Systems Ltd

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In the case of Secretary of State for the Home Department vs Raytheon Systems Ltd [2015] EWHC 311 (TCC) an arbitral award was set aside on the ground of’ serious irregularity’ under the Arbitration Act 1996 s.68(2)(d), on the basis that the Tribunal had not dealt with all the issues put to it. The dispute […]

World Cup corruption: boardroom risk

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It has all the ingredients of a mob story: the official with an ostentatious lifestyle; difficult questions from the tax man about the unexplained wealth; then the not so difficult decision, accepting the life-line of cooperation with the FBI, telling all about former associates, leaving their fate in the hands of the U.S. Department of […]

Financial Controller Acquitted of Corruption Charges

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Peters and Peters acted for the former financial controller of an international group of companies servicing the oil and gas sectors, in a prosecution brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). The allegations were that the defendants (three in total) conspired with each other and with a Nigerian tax consultant to make corrupt payments to […]

Rebecca Meads Triumphs at the ‘Strictly Furnival Goes Retro’ Dance Competition

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Rebecca Meads Associate in the Business Crime Department, sensationally won this year’s ‘Strictly Furnival Goes Retro’ Dance Competition, together with her dance partner Nick Corsellis from QEB Hollis Whiteman. The evening was hosted by Furnival Chambers in aid of Breast Cancer Care and the Judging Panel included Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood and Denise […]

New Partner – Jason Woodland

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Peters & Peters are delighted to announce that Jason Woodland became a Partner in its Commercial Litigation, Civil Fraud and Asset Recovery Department on Friday 1 May 2015. Jason qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and joined Peters & Peters in April 2010. He was appointed Special Counsel on 1 July 2014 before being made […]

Peters & Peters’ Extradition Success

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On 24 April 2015 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, the District Judge praising Peters & Peters’ “diligent preparation of the case”, refused the extradition of two individuals, who faced extradition to Greece, pursuant to European Arrest Warrants issued in January 2013. Jasvinder Nakhwal, Partner in the Business Crime Department and Chair of the Extradition Lawyers Association […]

When is an arrangement criminal for the purposes of section 328 POCA?

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On 22 April 2015 the Supreme Court handed down judgement in the case of R v GH. At trial the Respondents faced an indictment which consisted of a single count contrary to section 328 POCA 2002 reading: between the first day of August 2011 and the 13th day of January 2012 entered into or became […]

Operation Skynet presents enhanced extradition risk for Chinese nationals resident in the UK

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In March 2015, China announced the commencement of Operation Skynet the latest initiative in Chinese President Xi Jinping’s much-publicised anti-corruption drive. The Chinese Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the body within the People’s Republic of China charged by President Xi with investigating allegations of bribery and corruption against party officials, states that Skynet’s objectives includes […]

Terrorist financing and managing risk in the not for profit sector are banks exercising undue caution?

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At the end of last year, the leading think tank Demos published a report in which it argued that improved standards in combating terrorist financing have had far-reaching and unintended consequences for charities, restricting financial access and thus preventing them from providing humanitarian assistance where it is sorely needed. Only last summer, HSBC announced controversially […]

Biggest overhaul of consumer rights in a generation the impact of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 on collective actions in the UK

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As the government forges ahead with what it has described as the biggest overhaul of consumer rights in a generation, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (the Act) received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015 and is expected to come into force on 1 October 2015. One of the most controversial aspects of the Act has […]