Will new SFO head Nick Ephgrave be able to reverse the organisation’s fortunes and damaged reputation? Martin Kenney and Tony McClements analyse the challenges facing the new head of the Serious Fraud Organisation in the UK.
Martin Kenney took part in an online debate on corruption and international arbitration on the OGEMID listserv, dedicated to arbitration matters. Here he outlines the role of asset recovery in such matters.
It’s time to hold people accountable for the UK Post Office’s Horizon IT scandal, writes Tony McClements for the Toronto Star.
The perceived threat for the potential misuse of crypto in terrorism financing has recently increased, argue Dan Wise and Harley Thomas for the IFC Economic Report 2024.
Long overdue changes and new powers are being introduced to the UK’s venerable Companies House. But will they be enough to drive effective change, ask Martin Kenney and Tony McClements?
The contrast between the Serious Fraud Office’s cases and the prosecution of “Crypto King” Sam Bankman-Fried highlights the stark differences between the UK and the US when it comes to prosecutorial expediency.
Canada must invest significantly in resourcing the verification processes connected to the establishment of new and existing companies, otherwise the noble intentions of its amended Canada Business Corporations Act will be seriously undermined, says Martin Kenney.
In Martin Kenney’s view, there needs to be a joint public/private sector partnership approach to redress huge fraud losses to the public purse from Covid pandemic fraud.
With news that former FTX cryptocurrency exchange boss, Sam Bankman-Fried, was found guilty of fraud, Martin Kenney says the case was astonishing on many levels.
MKS welcomes major reforms to how the UK polices and prevents fraud and corruption under sweeping new measures designed to tackle economic crime, but warns the new measures must be properly resourced and implemented.