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 […]

Serious Fraud Office reviews cases after software problems

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The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched a review of its cases after discovering issues with software used in evidence disclosure. According to the Financial Times, the agency has told the defendants in all affected cases about the issues, which affected its ability to search for relevant terms of evidence. It added that a solution […]

SFO’s five-year strategy: an innovative new plan or a case of déjà vu all over again?

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Earlier this month, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) published its new strategy for the next five years. This follows on from Nick Ephgrave’s promise of a bold new approach in his inaugural public address as director of the SFO.  However, scratch the surface and much of the content and rhetoric in these recent pronouncements has […]

Jonathan Tickner

CAT to rule on whether NHS ‘pay for delay’ case against Lundbeck and other pharmaceuticals companies is time-barred

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Peters & Peters has recently been instructed to act for the NHS in long-running litigation against the Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck and several others. The claims arise from the European Commission’s 2013 decision that Lundbeck and the other defendants infringed European competition law by entering into ‘pay for delay’ agreements under which generic producers and […]

Keith Oliver

Peters & Peters contributes chapter to CDR: Essential Intelligence – Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery 2024

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Head of International Keith Oliver and Legal Researcher Caroline Timoney have contributed a chapter to CDR: Essential Intelligence – Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery 2024, which has just come out. The guide offers an update on the legislative, regulatory and enforcement developments across 17 key jurisdictions, as well as expertise on current trends and issues […]

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Reflecting on the key developments for sanctions lawyers in 2023 and predicting what 2024 might hold

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What were the key learning points from last year for sanctions lawyers and businesses that want to comply with sanctions measures? In this article for LexisNexis Corporate Crime analysis, Diana Czugler reviews some of the key developments from 2023, including areas that stayed in the limelight, sectors that have come into focus, which country has […]

Jonathan Tickner

Success in summary judgment application against foreign exchange and payment services provider

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On 2 April, in a significant victory for Peters & Peters’ client Mr Akintunde Giwa, the High Court held that Mr Giwa was entitled to summary judgment in the sum of Nigerian naira 7,914,209,196.50 (about £4.7 million) against JNFX Limited (a London-based foreign exchange and payment services provider) and its agent Mr Mervyn in respect […]

Denmark begins court case against Briton Sanjay Shah in ‘cum-ex’ fraud case

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Earlier this month a criminal trial started that will be of great interest to tax authorities all over the world. The trial involves British fund trader Sanjay Shah, who has been charged along with eight other British and US citizens, over so-called ‘cum-ex’ schemes. Denmark is alleging that the fraud cost it 12.7 billion Danish […]

Jonathan Tickner

Victory for Peters & Peters’ client in complex committal proceedings

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The High Court has this week found in favour of Peters & Peters’ client Mrs Nebahat İşbilen in committal proceedings initiated against her one-time personal financier and trusted adviser, Mr Selman Turk. As a result, Mr Turk has been sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment. This is the latest development in long-running fraud proceedings brought by […]

Former Goldman analyst found guilty of insider trading and fraud

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Last week, a former Goldman Sachs International analyst was found guilty of insider trading and fraud at Southwark Crown Court, in a case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Mohammed Zina worked at the bank between 2014 and 2017, joining the Conflicts Resolution Group in 2016. Through this role, he came into possession of […]