The Serious Fraud Office is an independent government department, operating under the superintendence of the Attorney General.  Its purpose is to protect society by investigating and, if appropriate, prosecuting those who commit serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption and pursuing them and others for the proceeds of their crime.  It operates in line with its statutory purpose and policies.  Its Director is David Green CB QC.

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30 November 2015

SFO agrees first UK DPA with Standard Bank

The Serious Fraud Office's first application for a Deferred Prosecution Agreement was today approved by Lord Justice Leveson at Southwark Crown Court, sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice. The counterparty to the ...

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1 December 2015

First DPA and use of s.7 Bribery Act 2010

Ben Morgan, joint head of Bribery and Corruption at the Managing Risk and Mitigating Litigation Conference 2015, hosted by The Lawyer.

SFO Confidential

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Global Forestry Investments and Global Forex Investments

We are now seeking to make contact with a cross-section of those investors who have completed our questionnaire.

Innospec: Further Convictions

Two individuals have been convicted in Indonesia as part of its investigation into Innospec Ltd.