Ex-Deutsche Bank trader Andreas Hauschild appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 20 October 2018 having been charged by the Serious Fraud Office with conspiracy to defraud in connection with the manipulation of the Euro Interbank Offered Rate (EURIBOR).
On 16 July 2018 the divisional court handed down judgment in M & B v Italy  EWHC 1808 (Admin) which has given extradition defence lawyers some hope when it comes to challenging the validity of warrants under s2 of the Extradition Act 2003 (“the Act”).
The EAW was introduced in 2004 in order to streamline the extradition of wanted persons between EU member states. Unlike extradition requests from countries outside the EU, EAW requests are made through judicial channels rather than through government departments.
In Grecu and Bagarea v Romania  EWHC 1427 (Admin) the High Court has once again, despite finding that conditions of detention would most likely breach Article 3 ECHR, given the Romanian authorities more time to provide further assurances to the court.
On 15 June 2017 Irwin LJ and Sweeney J handed down judgment in Alexander v France and Di Benedetto v Italy  EWHC 1392 (Admin). This judgment has significant consequences in relation to challenges surrounding the validity of European Arrest Warrants.