After global media organisations published the leaked Panama Papers from law firm Mossack Fonseca revealing how corporates and some of the world’s wealthy and powerful used offshore companies to hide their assets, the Government has gone into overdrive by trying to bring in new powers and laws to stop tax evasion and money laundering. The… Read More
Author: Cindy Dorrington
Posts by Cindy Dorrington
Cindy is a Partner in our Business and White Collar Crime team. She qualified as a solicitor in 2002. Cindy is an experienced practitioner who advises on a wide range of white collar crime, serious crime and financial services regulatory matters. She has acted for both individuals and companies in investigations and proceedings brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and other prosecuting bodies.
Last week we reported that Bivonas Law LLP had contributed to the International Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee’s submission to the Australian Senate Economics References Committee on foreign bribery law to assist with their review which may lead to Australia amending the current law. Bivonas Law have enjoyed a very positive response to the submission including a feature on the… Read More
The Australia Senate is reviewing the state of their foreign bribery law which may lead to Australia amending the current law to include, for example: – Introducing a new offence similar to section 7 of the UK Bribery Act where a company could be found liable for bribery of its employees and/or agents unless the… Read More
Corporates Beware: Economic crime incorporates a wide range of unlawful activity and the Government is looking to make corporates liable if they disregard the risks of being involved in economic crime. In the Attorney General’s keynote address to the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime on the 2 September 2014, he stated that ‘Government officials… Read More