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Law Resources: Fraud, Corporate Crime and Corporate Governance

EUR-Lex: Summaries of EU Legislation: Fight against fraud  

Protecting the financial interests of the European Union (EU) is a priority for the European institutions to ensure that taxpayers' money is put to best use. A specialised anti-fraud office (OLAF) is tasked with conducting investigations where there is suspicion of the improper use of funds provided by the EU budget, or the evasion of taxes, duties and levies which fund the EU's budget. OLAF can also examine cases such as alleged serious misconduct among officials, irregularities in tendering procedures, conflicts of interest, counterfeiting, violations of intellectual property rights and corruption - both in Europe and internationally. The legal basis for the fight against fraud is Article 325 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)  

Provides a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice. Includes working papers and codes.

Financial Reporting Council: Combined Code on Corporate Governance  

Publisher: Financial Reporting Council  

Sets out standards of good practice in relation to issues such as board composition and development, remuneration, accountability and audit and relations with shareholders.

Fraud Advisory Panel  

Independent watchdog founded and sponsored by the Institute of Chartered Accountants with volunteers drawn from the law and accountancy, banking, insurance, commerce, regulators, the police, government departments and public agencies. It's role is to develop proposals on reform of the law and public policy and on fraud investigation and prosecution, and to advise and educate business on prevention, detection and reporting.


International monthly newsletter on issues of corporate governance, boardroom performance and shareholder activism. Includes free news and links.

Institutional Voting Information Services (IVIS)  

Reviews UK company Annual Reports and Accounts and company meeting Notices for compliance with corporate governance best practice. Includes ABI guidelines, guidance notes and other relevant material.

Ministry of Justice: Corporate Manslaughter  

Information on the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.

Serious Fraud Office  

Investigates and prosecutes serious and complex fraud; includes case notes.

The Directory: Government Departments: Non-ministerial

The Directory: International Organisations

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)  

Activities cover a broad spectrum, from arbitration and dispute resolution to making the case for open trade and the market economy system, business self-regulation, fighting corruption or combating commercial crime. Site includes ICC Guidelines, codes and rules for all areas of international business; rules and awards of the ICC International, Court of Arbitration.

The Directory: Justice System

Serious Fraud Office  

Independent government department that investigates and prosecutes serious or complex fraud.

The Directory: Law Associations: International

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners  

International professional organization dedicated to fighting fraud and white-collar crime.

The Directory: Professional Associations

Institute of Directors  

Incorporated by royal charter in 1903 to support, represent and set standards for company directors.

Institute of Professional Investigators  

Regulating and supporting all those involved in investigation activities, promoting a system of professional membership.

The Directory: Trade and Industry Organisations

International Compliance Association  

Supports and educates compliance professionals in the fight against terrorist financing, corruption, money laundering and financial crime.