DPAs in spotlight as SFO ends long-running Rolls-Royce and GSK investigations

DPAs in spotlight as SFO ends long-running Rolls-Royce and GSK investigations

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has today (22 February) ended investigations into two landmark cases involving Rolls-Royce and GlaxoSmithKline, prompting scepticism from white-collar lawyers.

Despite agreeing a £497.3m January 2017 deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the car manufacturer, the SFO has pulled its bribery and corruption probe into Rolls-Royce following a ‘detailed review of the available evidence’. Continue reading “DPAs in spotlight as SFO ends long-running Rolls-Royce and GSK investigations”

Linklaters ends culture row as wannabe whistleblower agrees to destroy confidential documents

Linklaters ends culture row as wannabe whistleblower agrees to destroy confidential documents

Former Linklaters executive committee member Frank Mellish has agreed that he will not disclose information raising concerns over the firm’s culture after his former employer obtained an injunction against him.

Mr Justice Warby said in a judgment in the High Court today (18 February) that the firm’s former director of business development and marketing had signed an agreement with the firm to destroy copies of various ‘confidential documents’ he originally intended to share with the media, settling the dispute. Continue reading “Linklaters ends culture row as wannabe whistleblower agrees to destroy confidential documents”