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UK enforcement: Charging Barclays is a good first step to ending corporate impunity

Until the SFO announced its charges against Barclays, not a single UK bank or individual had faced criminal prosecution for their role in the financial crisis of 2008.

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UK charges Barclays, four former executives for Qatar fund raising

The UK Serious Fraud Office brought criminal charges Tuesday against Barclays Plc and four individuals for offenses allegedly committed when the bank sought huge loans from sources in Qatar during the 2008 financial crisis.

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Top five agencies worldwide pursuing FCPA-related investigations

The five government agencies with the most ongoing FCPA-related investigations this week are:

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Petrofac suspends COO during bribe probe

Oilfield services firm Petrofac said Thursday it suspended its chief operating officer Marwan Chedid during a corruption investigation.

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Susan Hawley: UK leader pledges to bring SFO under political control

British Prime Minister Theresa May has called for an early election on June 8UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s manifesto for the re-election of the Conservative Party launched last week commits her government if it wins (which all bets are on that it will) to incorporating the Serious Fraud Office  into the National Crime Agency.

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Unaoil fallout: SFO confirms investigation of Petrofac

London-based Petrofac is under investigation for suspected bribery, corruption and money laundering, the UK Serious Fraud Office said Friday.

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UK investigates KPMG for Rolls-Royce audits

The United Kingdom accounting regulator said Thursday it has opened an investigation into KPMG for audits the firm did for long-time client Rolls-Royce Holdings plc.

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SFO confirms investigation of KBR

The UK Serious Fraud Office confirmed that it has opened a new investigation into KBR, Inc.'s United Kingdom subsidiaries for suspected bribery and corruption.

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Rahul Rose on Unaoil: But are agents immune from prosecution?

There's a growing sense that agents and intermediaries that facilitate corrupt deals are immune from prosecution in the UK.

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Rahul Rose: A flurry of failed judicial reviews against the SFO

Buried deep within the judgment rejecting Unaoil’s judicial review that I talked about in the prior post, Lord Justice Gross makes a very important point, namely that such challenges to Serious Fraud Office investigations should be “very rare."

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Rahul Rose on the SFO: What's really behind Unaoil's failed judicial review?  

On March 29, two senior UK judges dismissed an attempt by Unaoil to challenge an SFO investigation into allegations that the company paid bribes around the world. It is the latest in a fast-growing list of failed judicial reviews against the SFO brought on shaky legal grounds.

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Bill Waite: The SFO ain’t broke, so don’t fix it…

During parliamentary questions in December 2016, Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, announced that “The Cabinet Office will look at the UK’s response to economic crime more broadly” including the role and effectiveness of the Serious Fraud Office.

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