Annie Robertson is a correspondent based in MLex's London office, covering anti-bribery and corruption, financial crime, legal and regulatory risk in the UK and Europe. She studied journalism at the University of Sheffield, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Law at The University of Law in London.
Selected Insights by Annie
A mammoth fine dished out to Commerzbank by the UK financial services regulator is a taste of things to come, as fraud is driven by Covid-19.
PrivatBank has cases in play around the world in its long-running bid to claw back billions of dollars that it claims were spirited away by two former owners.
Companies will suffer financial loss and potential enforcement action unless whistleblowing measures are taken seriously during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Is the bark of the UK's Serious Fraud Office worse than its bite? Observers might be forgiven for thinking so, given the trifling fine handed to a billionaire's daughter for refusing to hand the SFO evidence in a corruption probe.
When the latest update of EU rules to fight money laundering took effect last week, they were accompanied in the UK by a flurry of regulatory reminders and warnings that a new era was beginning.