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Archive: December 2022

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Financial crime investigations in the UK: Looking ahead to 2023

December 20, 2022

As we enter a recession against the backdrop of ongoing geopolitical instability, we expect to see significant financial crime enforcement and investigations in 2023, including a focus on emerging areas such as ESG, cryptocurrencies, and significant developments in financial sanctions.

Can a director be liable for a tortious act of the company?

December 14, 2022

In Barclay-Watt v Alpha Panareti Public Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 1169, the Court of Appeal has held that a director was not liable as an accessory to a company’s negligent advice.

Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill

December 08, 2022

Members of our Disputes and Regulation and Investigations teams have written an article discussing the new Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill that is currently progressing through Parliament.

High Court assists alleged victim of crypto-theft to seek recovery

December 02, 2022

In LMN v Bitflyer Holdings Inc and others [2022] EWHC 2954 (Comm), the High Court granted powerful ‘information orders’ under the court’s Norwich Pharmacal and Bankers Trust jurisdiction against cryptocurrency exchanges that are competitors to the claimant-applicant LMN.