Bribery, Corruption and SFO Investigations

SFO

Business as usual or storms on the horizon? A mid-year review looking at the Serious Fraud Office’s achievements and upcoming pressure points for 2022

In this article Shula de Jersey and Matt Davies provide a brief mid-year update looking at what the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) has achieved so far this year and what is on its plate for the rest of the year.

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Richard Sallybanks speaks to GIR on the SFO’s recent disclosure failings

Following the publication last week of the Calvert-Smith and Altman reports into the SFO, BCL partner Richard Sallybanks has been quoted in GIR’s latest article “SFO reviews pile on the pressure” about how the SFO’s disclosure failings in these cases should be addressed by proper resourcing, funding and training, and not by any lessening of the SFO’s disclosure obligations.

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Richard Sallybanks speaks to The Times on SFO’s latest debate on outsourcing

BCL partner, Richard Sallybanks has been quoted in The Times discussing the SFO’s decision to outsource the disclosure process in the prosecution of G4S after an eight-year investigation into the private security company and the use of third party suppliers to assist with large investigations.

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The Serious Fraud Office: What’s on the horizon? BCL’s Richard Sallybanks and Anoushka Warlow write for Fraud Intelligence

With the SFO operating under a shadow cast by the independent reviews being conducted by Sir David Calvert-Smith and Brian Altman QC, BCL partner Richard Sallybanks and senior associate Anoushka Warlow look at where next for the beleaguered agency.

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John Binns speaks to The Times on the practicalities of an international anti-corruption court

BCL partner John Binns has been quoted in The Times’s discussing the practicalities of launching an international anti-corruption court and the operational difficulties it could encounter to implement the good intentions of the United Nations Convention against corruption.

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