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The UK FCA’s anti-greenwashing rule: ignore it at your peril

As the demand for sustainable products and services grows, so does the risk of “greenwashing” – where firms make misleading sustainability-related claims about their...


UK: Finfluencers beware - The FCA is closing in

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has brought criminal charges against nine individuals in relation to an unauthorised foreign exchange trading scheme promoted on social media.

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Fighting sophisticated crime – Further anti-money laundering legal developments in Singapore

The Singapore Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA) have jointly proposed two bills: the first, designed to strengthen the...


Enforcement risks increase: DOJ and SDNY initiate self-disclosure pilot programs for individuals

In the past several years, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has been pursuing a variety of strategies to increase the number of corporate criminal prosecutions. As Assistant Attorney...

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Optimists see opportunities; pessimists see risk. Your counsel should see both.

The India - Middle East - Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) is expected to generate significant investment opportunities in sectors such as construction, rail, shipping, logistics, energy and ...


EU adopts directive criminalising sanctions violations

On 24 April 2024, the European Union adopted a directive criminalizing the following sanctions violations: Making funds available to or failing to freeze assets of sanctioned...

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Deepfakes and financial fraud: what next for the UK financial sector?

As the global AI arms race intensifies, should financial institutions in the UK be concerned about fraudsters’ recent gains? Answer: yes. Beware “deepfakes”.


Disciplinary, litigation risk - AFRC highlights skill shortage in Hong Kong public interest entity audits

The Accounting and Financial Reporting Council (AFRC) has published its first report on the public interest entity (PIE) audit market in Hong Kong. Reviewing its own survey of PIE auditors, ...


UK: FCA Business Plan 2024/25: a quick guide to the FCA’s key priorities

On 19 March 2024, the FCA published its Business Plan for 2024/25 setting out its planned programme of work for the coming year. The FCA states that it remains resolute in supporting the...

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