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Check Your Privilege: English Court Rules Internal Investigation Materials Cannot be Withheld from Prosecutor

By Stuart Alford QC, Daniel Smith and James Fagan  “Privilege is a fundamental human right guaranteed by the common law, and a principle which is central to the administration of justice. Once a document is subject to privilege, the privilege is absolute: it cannot be overridden by some countervailing rule of public policy”. These dicta … Continue Reading

First UK Deferred Prosecution Agreement for Bribery – Nine Implications for Global Criminal and Civil Investigations

By Dan Smith On November 26, 2015, the UK Serious Fraud Office secured its first Deferred Prosecution Agreement against UK-based ICBC Standard Bank Plc for failure to prevent one of its sister companies from bribing Government of Tanzania officials, an offence under Section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010 (the “Failure Offence”). Standard Bank agreed … Continue Reading
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