Financial crime, of all types, remains at the forefront of the regulatory agenda. Investigations and enforcement in respect of market abuse, anti-money laundering, sanctions and bribery are all on the rise. It remains critical that businesses maintain robust control environments, systems and data, with effective governance and a proactive financial crime risk management culture. This resource page has been designed to help firms manage and respond to this fast moving area, with a range of updates, training and other insights from our team of lawyers and risk consultants.
Our global financial services and regulation practice is structured around its core regulatory strengths – governance, conduct and markets, which includes financial crime. For further information on these broader areas please see the resource hubs linked at the bottom of this page.
Regulation Tomorrow Plus - AML: Key themes for firms from recent enforcement
In our latest Regulation Tomorrow Plus podcast, Senior Knowledge Lawyer Catherine Pluck is joined by Counsel Joe Smallshaw and Associate Lizzie Cox, both of whom specialise in regulatory investigations and enforcement, to discuss some of the key themes arising from the Financial Conduct Authority’s recent anti-money laundering enforcement decisions.
Financial Crime Outlook: 2023 and beyond
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has stated that fighting financial crime underpins its priorities and that, in light of this, it is taking action at pace in a number of different areas across the financial crime landscape.
Unannounced Visits (“Dawn Raids”): Key practical steps for firms
The FCA and PRA are empowered under the Competition Act 1998 and the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 to carry out unannounced visits, commonly referred to as “dawn raids”, provided that certain legal criteria are met.
Unlawful disclosure: FCA discusses areas of risk for issuers
In Primary Market Bulletin 42 (Bulletin) published in December, the FCA looks at a number of points in relation to the UK Market Abuse Regulation (UK MAR) that issuers and directors should be aware of.
Regulation Tomorrow Plus – Cost of living: Economic crime & takeaways for financial services firms
In this episode of RT Plus, Haney Saadah, Head of Risk Consulting for EMEA, and Risk Advisory Executive Fiona Burke discuss some practical considerations for UK financial services firms in light of the increased cost of living, including in relation to economic crime and supporting consumers with higher costs.
Core regulatory strengths
We draw on our diverse experience and clear understanding of the laws and regulations that shape the operating environment to help a broad range of clients navigate the ever-changing governance landscape.
We have a proven track record of advising a broad range of clients on complex and sensitive matters in the conduct space, both on the advisory and contentious side, many of which carry significant reputational risk.
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