News: Financial Services

Vega Traders’ High Court challenge to the Financial Conduct Authority

Hugo Keith QC represented the group of British oil traders who made $700 million in a few hours in their challenge to orders...

15th May 2022

NatWest Bank fined over £264 Million

NatWest Bank was sentenced today to a fine of £264,772,619.95 by Mrs Justice Cockerill sitting at Southwark Crown Court. ...

13th December 2021

National Westminster Bank PLC Pleads Guilty

NatWest Bank Plc pleaded guilty today to three offences contrary to the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, in a case brought...

7th October 2021

Rachel Barnes and Ryan Dowding on account freezing and forfeiture orders

Rachel Barnes and Ryan Dowding's article in Archbold Review considers the rise in POCA Account Freezing Orders and Account...

6th February 2020

Airbus enters into historic global resolution of bribery and corruption allegations

On 31 January 2020, multinational aerospace corporation Airbus SE entered into settlement agreements with the UK's Serious...

31st January 2020

Account Freezing Order (AFO) discharged

On 11 June, Westminster Magistrates' Court discharged an AFO imposed on funds received from Iran and the Metropolitan Police...

12th June 2019

Multi Million Fraud Gang Convicted

John Hardy QC, leading John Greany, successfully secured the convictions of a gang for their part in the fraud of millions of...

20th May 2019

Turkey fails in attempt to extradite media boss from UK

Turkey has failed in a final attempt to extradite a dispossessed media proprietor to Ankara to face financial charges...

11th April 2019

Sanctions enforcement set to increase

Rachel Barnes, Patrick Hill and Genevieve Woods have co-authored an article on sanctions in the January 2019 issue of...

8th February 2019

Convictions in largest insider dealing case brought by FCA

Neil Saunders was a member of the prosecution team that saw the convictions of Martyn Dodgson and Andrew Hind after a four...

16th May 2016