Risk & Investigations

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Our specialist teams advise on compliance, investigations and claims, from the development and improvement of compliance controls and systems, including embedding those procedures into the corporate culture, through to investigating issues when they go wrong and defending clients before regulators, prosecutors and in civil proceedings arising from the same issues.”

Our team spans a number of key practice areas, including financial crime, employment, financial services enforcement, competition, data protection, health and safety, environment, sanctions and professional and clinical risks. Through CMS' extensive global network, we can also provide you with seamless advice on cross-border issues.

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May 2019
The Ver­dict
Round-up of cor­por­ate crime de­vel­op­ments across CMS
14/05/2019
The Con­tin­gent Re­im­burse­ment Mod­el Code for APP scams, ef­fect­ive 28...
Read­ers will re­call that The Au­thor­ised Push Pay­ment (“APP”) Scams Steer­ing Group has agreed a Con­tin­gent Re­im­burse­ment Mod­el Code for APP scams (“Code”) which aims to pro­tect cus­tom­ers and re­duce the oc­cur­rence of APP fraud.
13/05/2019
The Ver­dict Risk & In­vest­ig­a­tions
We are pleased to send our new is­sue of The Ver­dict, an at-a-glance round-up of re­cent leg­al de­vel­op­ments in re­la­tion to cor­por­ate crime. In this is­sue, the spot­light is on some sig­ni­fic­ant changes to anti-cor­rup­tion laws in Chile, in­clud­ing the ex­ten­sion.
08/05/2019
UK com­pan­ies can learn a lot from new US Pro­sec­utors’ Guid­ance on...
The Crim­in­al Di­vi­sion of the US De­part­ment of Justice (“DoJ”) has pub­lished up­dated guid­ance for pro­sec­utors on the Eval­u­ation of Cor­por­ate Com­pli­ance Pro­grams (“DoJ Guid­ance”). The DoJ Guid­ance is in­ten­ded to as­sist pro­sec­utors when con­sid­er­ing (i) wheth­er.
18/04/2019
Court of Ap­peal cla­ri­fies two key con­trac­tu­al law is­sues
In a case con­cern­ing a con­tract for the sup­ply of egg products, the Court of Ap­peal has cla­ri­fied two key con­trac­tu­al law is­sues: (1) the cor­rect test for in­duce­ment in cases of res­cis­sion for fraud­u­lent mis­rep­res­ent­a­tion, and (2) the lim­its of the ‘trans­ferred.
12/04/2019
Self-em­ployed con­tract­ors in your work­force – are they data pro­cessors?
Most or­gan­isa­tions have moved on from the im­ple­ment­a­tion phase of their GDPR pro­ject to deal with “busi­ness as usu­al” quer­ies. In this edi­tion of our “GDPR bites­ize” series about the im­pact of the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (“GDPR”) and the Data Pro­tec­tion.
21/03/2019
Su­per­charged crim­in­al dis­clos­ure or­ders to ob­tain over­seas data will...
The Crime (Over­seas Pro­duc­tion Or­ders) Act 2019 re­ceived Roy­al As­sent in Feb­ru­ary 2019. Its op­er­at­ive pro­vi­sions are not yet in force, but when they are, it will en­able UK au­thor­it­ies, without hav­ing to go through the cum­ber­some mu­tu­al leg­al as­sist­ance pro­cesses.
12/03/2019
GDPR bites­ize: does an em­ploy­er need to carry out a data pri­vacy im­pact...
Most or­gan­isa­tions have moved on from the im­ple­ment­a­tion phase of their GDPR pro­ject to deal with “busi­ness as usu­al” quer­ies.  In this, our second “GDPR bites­ize” series, we dis­cuss a num­ber of com­mon ques­tions on the im­pact of the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion.
08/03/2019
Gov­ern­ment con­sults on key changes to use of con­fid­en­ti­al­ity clauses
Fol­low­ing re­cent rev­el­a­tions of the ab­use of non-dis­clos­ure agree­ments, the gov­ern­ment has launched a con­sulta­tion to un­der­stand how con­fid­en­ti­al­ity clauses in the cur­rent leg­al con­text work in prac­tice, and what new meas­ures can be in­tro­duced to pre­vent their.