Partner Nick Vamos discusses the SFO’s solutions to making its cases as persuasive in the courtroom as the boardroom in FTAdviser

Published 03 December 2019 by Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Lisa Osofsky, the former Chicago prosecutor now leading the UK’s Serious Fraud Office has been in post for almost a year and is fast discovering that what works in the US cannot necessarily be easily transposed to the UK. In particular, the twin weapons of corporate enforcement through deferred prosecution agreements and individual co-operation via aggressive plea bargaining have not travelled well.