Aerospace & Defense Insights | The United Kingdom's fightback against economic crime begins

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Perceptions of corruption in the UK are at an all-time high and the UK's lead prosecutor of economic crime has been dogged by scandals in recent years, but change is on the horizon. The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 ("ECCTA") is a gamechanger, giving the UK enforcement agencies new impetus to investigate and prosecute fraud. This is likely to lead to a significant uptick in enforcement activity in the UK, with wider ramifications for the aerospace and defense industry sector.



Authored by Liam Naidoo and Reuben Vandercruyssen.

Liam Naidoo
Reuben Vandercruyssen
Senior Associate


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