Audit and fraud investigations folder

25 June, 2018

EU agrees measures to stamp out VAT fraud

European Union member states have agreed to collaborate on tools to close loopholes in the EU’s value added tax (VAT) system. The measures, proposed in 2017 by the European Commission, include in...
Ireland, justice, corporate crime

8 June, 2018

Ireland raises the bar on tackling white-collar crime

A range of new anti-corruption offences are set to become law in Ireland following the approval by the Irish legislature of the Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017. The new bill repeal...
corporate crime

3 October, 2017

Corporate tax evasion crimes added to Criminal Finances Act

New corporate criminal offences of failure to prevent the facilitation of UK and foreign tax evasion have been implemented under Part 3 of the Criminal Finances Act 2017.
German Federal Court of Justice, Germany

19 September, 2017

Germany: compliance management system can reduce fines, court rules

Establishing a compliance management system which aims to stop legal breaches can reduce fines under Section 30 of the Administrative Offences Act, the German Federal Court of Justice has ruled in a l...
Samsung, Malaysia

25 August, 2017

Samsung heir jailed as South Korea clamps down on corruption

A five-year jail term has been passed for Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong, 49—also known as Jay Y Lee—on a number of corruption charges. Lee was convicted of bribery, embezzlement, perjury, hiding as...
Corporate crime, businessman behind bars, criminal law

10 July, 2017

Is business becoming criminalised?

Following the financial crisis of 2008, companies and their management in the UK work in a new regulatory landscape. Criminal law is increasingly used to regulate business; and prosecutors, regulators...
euros, cash, money laundering

28 February, 2017

Money laundering could be judged under criminal law

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7 December, 2016

Compliance: why it pays to stay on the right side of the law

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12 September, 2016

Scope of ‘corporate failure’ law to expand

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