The jurisdiction to grant worldwide freezing injunctions against persons unknown is now “clearly established”, HHJ Waksman QC confirmed in the recent handing down of his judgment in CMOC Sales & Marketing Ltd v Persons Unknown  EWHC 2230 (Comm). The Claimant in this case, an English company managed by its sister company in the USA,
A former car dealer has been jailed for eight years for a multi-million pound investment fraud – even though the Crown Prosecution Service had refused to charge him, BBC News has learned.Paul Sultana was convicted after the company he had defrauded brought a private prosecution – criminal proceedings which are not initiated by the state.
The past decade has seen an increased use of virtual private networks, cryptocurrencies, whistleblowing, targeted marketing, trolling and online scams – all made possible by a perceived online anonymity. The question whether online anonymity should go the way of the dodo has been debated for some time and has again become a hot topic thanks
The recent decision in Banca Turco Romana SA (in liquidation) v Kamuran Cortuk and others  EWHC 662 (Comm) emphasises the importance of the duty of full and frank disclosure in the context of freezing injunctions. In this case, the claimant, a Romanian bank acting through its liquidator, had sought the continuation of freezing injunctions which had
The 2018 Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ Report to the Nations provides a detailed breakdown of occupational fraud from 125 countries. Occupational fraud is defined as the use of one’s occupation for personal enrichment through the deliberate misuse or misapplication of the employing organisation’s resources or assets. The Report identified the most common behavioural indicators
Risk solutions firm, Kroll, has partnered with ethical business practices firm, Ethisphere, to produce the Anti-Bribery & Corruption Benchmarking Report 2018. The Report shows that organisations continue to be concerned about third party risks with the risk factor of opaque ownership structures increasingly becoming a priority for compliance teams. New forms of payment, such as
Forgeries are as old as art itself, but impostors are having a field day in the age of the internet. Fortunately, art scholars, scientists and IT specialists are coming together to protect genuine art works and catch fraudsters.In November last year, a rediscovered painting by Leonardo da Vinci – fewer than 20 of which survive
When considering whether to pursue a dispute through the Courts, a key consideration – particularly for private clients – is what information could end up in the press. The general rule is that all hearings will be held in public and key documents from the claim setting out each party’s position (such as the Claim