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The UK Legal 500 2016

Legal Developments in the The UK Legal 500 2016

Cayman Islands Introduces Beneficial Ownership Register

The Cayman Islands government has now introduced legislative changes which will require relevant companies (“Relevant Companies”) to prepare and maintain a register of beneficial owners (the “Register of Beneficial Owners”).

THE DANGERS OF CARTELS.

July 2017 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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Syedur Rahman and Nicola Sharp consider two recent cartel cases and examine why businesses must take care not to become involved in such behaviour.

THE SFO AND SECTION TWO INTERVIEWS: WHY ROBUST DEFENCE IS NEEDED

July 2017 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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Aziz Rahman explains why the SFO’s insistence that solicitors cannot be present for interviews under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act can be and should be challenged.

THE FOURTH EU ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING DIRECTIVE: WHAT IT MEANS FOR BUSINESS

July 2017 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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With the Directive coming into effect, Aziz Rahman examines its implications.

THE HUGE COSTS OF BRIBERY

July 2017 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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Aziz Rahman looks at the case of Petrofac, explains how bribery can ruin a company and emphasises what must be done to prevent it.

CROSS-BORDER INVESTIGATIONS

July 2017 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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The huge Petrobras bribery scandal has engulfed companies in many countries. Syedur Rahman and Nicola Sharp explain what needs to be done if your company is investigated in more than one country.

CORRUPTION: HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF

July 2017 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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Aziz Rahman outlines why allegations of corruption in football should act as a warning to everyone in business about the need to prevent wrongdoing.

CHALLENGING FCA ACCUSATIONS

June 2017 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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Nicola Sharp and Syedur Rahman explain how changes to the way the FCA investigates cases will make it easier for companies and individuals to negotiate the best possible outcome.

OBTAINING A DPA

June 2017 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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With deferred prosecution agreements (DPA’s) becoming more common, Aziz Rahman considers how a company under investigation can enhance its chances of obtaining one in order to avoid prosecution.

WHAT THE CRIMINAL FINANCES BILL MEANS FOR ASSET SEIZURE AND FORFEITURE

May 2017 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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Syedur Rahman and Nicola Sharp examine the changes likely when the Criminal Finances Bill becomes law.