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BREACHING A RESTRAINT ORDER IS A CIVIL AFFAIR

Breaching a restraintOur portal editor, Jonathan Fisher QC, discusses the recent UK Supreme Court decision in R v O’Brien and the willingness it demonstrates of the senior appellate court to give effect to the restraint order procedure under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

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OBTAINING A FREEZING ORDER

obtaining a freezing orderOur portal editor, Jonathan Fisher QC, discusses the willingness of the English civil courts to make a freezing order in a fraud case, as demonstrated in the recent Kazakhstan Kagazy PLC case in the Court of Appeal.

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RESCUING THE CONFISCATION REGIME

rescuing blogOur portal editor, Jonathan Fisher QC, discusses the recent House of Commons Public Accounts Committee Report on Confiscation Orders, the deficiencies it highlights in the confiscation order regime and how best to tackle these problems going forwards.

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INDIA’S SERIOUS FRAUD OFFICE

indias serious fraud officeSiddhartha Datta (Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co) considers the likely impact of India’s establishment of a Serious Fraud Investigation Office.
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INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS

internal-investigationsOur portal editor, Jonathan Fisher QC, discusses the recent US decision in United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Company on the application of legal professional privilege to internal corporate investigations, and its potential implication for the conduct of future investigations.

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