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Posts Tagged: David Green

What’s changed under the UK Bribery Act? Due diligence in mergers and acquisitions

Two years after the Bribery Act 2010 came into force, the hysteria surrounding the Act has abated. There are fewer media pundits pronouncing the end of UK plc as we know it and there are fewer newly invented “legal experts” opining on an area they knew little or nothing about but which they saw as a potential earner to fill the gaping hole left by declining litigation and commercial transactions.… Continue Reading

SFO lost evidence from BAE investigation

The U.K. Serious Fraud Office said Thursday it lost 32,000 pages of documents and 81 audio tapes and computer files compiled during its six-year investigation of BAE Systems.

The evidence was sent to the wrong person by accident.… Continue Reading

Hearing set into ‘irregular payments’ by SFO

A U.K. oversight panel will hold a hearing to investigate huge severance and pension payments from the Serious Fraud Office to its former CEO.

The Commons Public Accounts Committee is examining more than £1 million in separation payments to at least three former staffers, including £422,000 to Philippa Williamson, the SFO’s former chief executive officer.… Continue Reading

DPAs – A new prosecution tool or a blunt instrument?

When Edward Garnier Q.C M.P was unceremoniously and, in my view, wrongly fired by David Cameron in September, Dominic Grieve, the Attorney General said of him:

“I also wish to pay tribute to the outgoing Solicitor General, Edward Garnier QC MP, whose stalwart support and wise counsel have been invaluable to me over the past two years.… Continue Reading