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The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill – no silver bullet for the SFO
The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill was announced to Parliament for the first time on 22 September 2022, further signalling the UK’s attack on economic crime and its attempt at improving transparency over corporate entities. Here, we focus on the proposal that will allow the Serious Fraud Office to compel suspected criminals and institutions to disclose information linked to a suspected crime at the pre-investigative stage of a case.
Russia – Ukraine crisis: will safe corridors be enough?
As the first vessel laden with corn departs Odesa port following Russia and Ukraine’s agreement on a ‘safe corridor’ for the shipment of grain stockpiles, we consider the associated challenges for the marine industry and its insurers.
Geopolitical outlook: Kennedys' business risk barometer
Understanding the political direction of travel at a country level is increasingly significant for businesses operating across international borders. This report demonstrates how salient macro-political issues are among grassroots communities, providing businesses and their insurers with a clear understanding of emerging risk to enable long-term sustainable operations.
Case review 2018-10-31
Sanctions: fear of breach not enough – impact on marine insurers
On 12 October 2018 the Commercial Court handed down judgment in the Mamancochet Mining case.
Case review 2018-10-17
Sanctions: fear of breach not enough – impact on aviation insurers
On 12 October 2018, judgment was handed down in the High Court in a case concerning whether insurers under a marine policy could rely on a sanctions clause to avoid payment of a first party claim.