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Welcome to Allen & Overy’s Investigations Insight blog, sharing with you our views and insights into the latest trends, risks and developments in business crime and financial services investigations

Listing applications by cannabis companies – FCA statement

The FCA has clarified its approach to applications to list in the UK made by cannabis-related companies.  The statement acknowledges the uncertainty surrounding cannabis-related ventures from a money laundering perspective, given the distinction between recreational cannabis companies and those operating in the medical space.  Those in the former category are prevented from listing in the Read More

Future challenges in economic crime: a view from the SFO

“Future challenges in economic crime: a view from the SFO” was the title of a speech that Lisa Osofsky, Director of the SFO, gave on 8 October 2020. The speech, which touches upon new challenges as well as old ones, also sets out Ms Osofsky’s wish list for the SFO going forwards. A month earlier, Read More

Hamburg regulator issues EUR 35 million GDPR fine for data privacy breach

GDPR enforcement is a sharp sword, which regulators are starting to make full use of. What is important for your company in light of the enforcement trends discussed in this blog? The Hamburg Data Protection Authority imposed the largest ever GDPR fine in German history on Swedish fashion company H&M on 1 October 2020. According Read More

Financial Institutions in Singapore to Ensure a Culture of Responsibility and Accountability Applies from the Top Down

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued its finalised Guidelines on Individual Accountability and Conduct, which will come into effect on 10 September 2021. Most financial institutions regulated by the MAS will be covered by the new Guidelines. They will accordingly need to clearly identify and delineate the responsibilities of senior management and material Read More

The UK FCA reminds firms about the confidentiality of information requirements

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) chose the latest edition of its Market Watch newsletter to highlight the importance of firms observing the confidentiality restrictions set out in information requirements. Confidentiality restrictions Formal information requirements issued by the FCA typically contain some form of wording to make it clear that they are confidential. However, the Read More