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Tag Archives: “Civil Recovery Order”

Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Enforcement and Prosecution Policy and Trends

Deferred Prosecution Agreements: Crime and Courts Act 2013

A Parliamentary Bill which, amongst other things, makes provision to introduce Deferred Prosecution Agreements into the UK received the Royal Assent last week. The subject of Deferred Prosecution Agreements ("DPAs") is covered in section 45 and Schedule 17 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013. The salient provisions contained in the Schedule are as follows:… Continue Reading
Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Compliance, Enforcement and Prosecution Policy and Trends

Oxford University Press pays substantial civil settlement fine for corrupt overseas contracts and is debarred from World Bank tenders

This appears to be the first civil settlement approved by the new Director of the SFO, David Green QC. It confirms what he has said publicly, that he will agree to civil settlements where appropriate (even though they have been the source of criticism in the past) but the SFO will prosecute when it is the public interest to do so.… Continue Reading
Enforcement and Prosecution Policy and Trends


The Serious Fraud Office has taken action in the High Court under Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act which has resulted in an Order for a parent company, Mabey Engineering (Holdings) Ltd, to pay £131,201 in recognition of sums it received through share dividends derived from contracts won through unlawful conduct by one of its subsidiaries, Mabey and Johnson Limited, in which it was a principal shareholder.… Continue Reading
Enforcement and Prosecution Policy and Trends

SFO civil settlement with Macmillan: cooperation and cost shifting assists the SFO

At a time when many are questioning the SFO's budget and ability to fund and pursue multiple large scale corruption investigations, the settlement with Macmillan demonstrates that SFO investigations can reach an outcome in a timely and cost effective manner. The model followed for the Macmillan investigation is likely to be replicated for investigations into offences under the Bribery Act.… Continue Reading

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