Category Archives: CB News

Andrew Smith comments on Boris Johnson to face a preliminary hearing and then a criminal trial in Bloomberg

A London judge recently ruled that Boris Johnson must attend court to face allegations of misconduct in public office. Johnson will face a preliminary hearing and then a criminal trial, District Judge Margot Coleman said today. Johnson will be required to answer accusations that he made false claims about British spending on the European Union, she said. “Whether […]

Jessica Parker to Co-Chair Session at the 22nd Annual IBA Transnational Crime Conference

Partner and Co-Chair of the Business Crime Committee of the IBA Jessica Parker will be a chairing a session at the 22nd Annual IBA Transnational Crime Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Jessica will be chairing the “A new era for anti-money laundering enforcement?” session on 16 May. This conference is presented by the IBA Criminal Law Committee and the IBA Business Crime […]

Peter Binning comments on the EU’s new anti-fraud office in The Times

Controversy is mounting over the process to appoint a chief prosecutor to the EU’s new anti-fraud office. The European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) is being set up as an independent and decentralised body to investigate and prosecute crimes of fraud and corruption against the EU budget. The EPPO is scheduled to launch at the end […]

Jessica Parker comments on the UK government to introduce public registers to bring about greater transparency to prevent illicit financial flows in the IBA

In March 2019, the UK Parliament was due to debate a Bill requiring the UK’s crown dependencies – Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man – to introduce public registers to bring about greater transparency in the hope this would prevent illicit financial flows. The registers in these major offshore financial centres would be required […]

David Corker speaking at the 5th Annual GIR Live London

Partner David Corker is today speaking at the 5th Annual GIR Live London, and both Jemma Sherwood-Roberts and Nick Barnard are attending. David will be participating in the session at 12.20: “GIR Live Question Time”, where the GIR audience has the opportunity to ask the panel of leading names, including David Corker, questions on the […]