Latest by Sam Tate


The art of regulation: anti-money laundering compliance hits the art market

Published on 10 January 2020. By Davina Given, Partner and Sam Tate, Partner

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From today, art businesses will be subject to regulation aimed at cleaning up money laundering in the art world.

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Managing more bribery risk post-Brexit

Published on 25 February 2019. By Sam Tate, Partner

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We regularly hosts financial crime related round-tables exploring with interested groups including government and enforcement agencies, clients and NGOs, practical solutions and insights to the most complex and topical issues.

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Four UK financial crime compliance predictions for 2019

Published on 15 January 2019. By Sam Tate, Partner

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Last week we published our "UK white-collar crime enforcement predictions for 2019". This week, it is the turn of financial crime compliance.

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Four UK white collar crime predictions for 2019

Published on 08 January 2019. By Sam Tate, Partner and Toby Lamarque, Managing Consultant - Regulatory and Financial Crime

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The coming year presents itself as particularly unpredictable for white collar crime enforcement in the UK, given the shadow of Brexit, changes of staff at the SFO and a series of long-standing cases due for resolution. Nostradamus would struggle, but, nevertheless, here is RPC's forecast of what to expect in 2019.

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On the third day of Christmas, the High Court gave to me…three corporate crimes

Published on 05 December 2018. By Davina Given, Partner and Sam Tate, Partner

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Beware of employees bearing gifts of frankincense, myrrh and especially gold: 2018 saw the first conviction after a contested prosecution for the corporate offence of failing to prevent bribery, under s7 of the Bribery Act 2010.

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The Barclays Case – Criminal Corporate Liability

Published on 20 November 2018. By Sam Tate, Partner and Lucy Kerr, Senior Associate

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The UK Serious Fraud Office's (SFO) final attempt to prosecute Barclays in connection with Qatari loans ended on October 26 with the rejection of its High Court application to reinstate criminal charges against the bank.

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