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The SFO has published its 5-year strategy document (the Strategy Document), highlighting a number of areas of focus, from international coordination with counterparts to capitalising on technology and incentivising their workforce.

This follows Director of the SFO, Nick Ephgrave’s, speech in February 2024 setting out key priorities (see our recent Investigations and Enforcement horizon

In March 2022, a year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Treasury Committee published a report regarding the development, implementation and impact of economic sanctions on Russia (the 2022 Report).  In brief, the 2022 Report found that:

  • Despite its own production of
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    There has been a recent trend of greater regulatory enforcement for international companies that “carry on a business (or part of a business) in the UK”.  We have set out in this article the relevant UK legislation and authorities that can enforce against international companies, with a particular focus on how these


    As part of a new anti-corruption package announced on 3 May 2023, the European Commission has proposed a new directive (Directive) which, if implemented, would require EU member states (Member States) to meet common standards in their anti-corruption legislation.

    More detail on the EU’s anti-corruption package, including the proposed new