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  1. September 23, 2014

    Former JJB Sports chief was paid £1m over deals, court hears

    The former chief executive of JJB Sports received three payments totalling just over £1m in 2007 and 2008 allegedly linked...

  2. March 6, 2014

    Tchenguiz brothers seek to pass documents to third party

    The Tchenguiz brothers want to pass documents from the Serious Fraud Office to a criminal barrister who could advise on...

  1. February 23, 2014

    Bubble potential puts Icelandic private equity fund on thin ice

    Almost a dozen Icelandic pension funds have banded together to create a domestically focused private equity fund,...

  2. February 20, 2014

    Grant Thornton pair fail to block release of Tchenguiz documents

    Two individuals from Grant Thornton, the accountancy firm, have failed in their attempt to block a ruling that ordered the...

  3. December 12, 2013

    Icelandic bank pair jailed for five years

    The former chief executive and chairman of Kaupthing, the failed Icelandic bank, have both been sentenced to at least five...

  4. FT Alphaville

    July 30, 2013

    Tchenguiz vs Grant Thornton

    Is Vincent Tchenguiz the greatest legal mind of his generation? Almost certainly not. But his determination, evocative of a...

  5. July 28, 2013

    Grant Thornton accused of wrongdoing in Tchenguiz case

    Grant Thornton has been accused of maliciously misleading the UK’s anti-fraud prosecutor and potentially perverting the...

  6. July 11, 2013

    Grant Thornton prepares legal action against SFO over Tchenguiz reports

    The Serious Fraud Office’s court battle with the Tchenguiz brothers has taken another twist after it emerged Grant Thornton,...

  7. June 21, 2013

    Lloyds in court move to take control of Tchenguiz portfolio

    Lloyds Bank has moved to take control of one of the UK’s largest portfolios of residential property after failing to agree...

  8. June 5, 2013

    Judge ‘astonished’ by fraud agency request in Tchenguiz case

    A senior judge has branded as “astonishing” a suggestion by the Serious Fraud Office that it should be given special...

  9. May 22, 2013

    Iceland’s new coalition government suspends EU accession talks

    Iceland’s new coalition government has indefinitely suspended accession talks with the EU as the Nordic island attempts to...

  10. March 27, 2013

    SFO criticised over Tchenguiz delays

    The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has suffered another stinging judicial rebuke over “unacceptable” delays in the agency’s...

  11. March 22, 2013

    Landsbanki executives charged in Iceland

    Iceland has charged the last of the former chief executives of the island’s three big banks with crimes related to the...

  12. March 21, 2013

    Icelandic lessons for Cyprus

    Ever since it became one of the first and biggest victims of the global financial crisis in 2008, one small European island...

  13. March 5, 2013

    SFO disputes Tchenguiz damages claim

    The Serious Fraud Office has issued a strong rebuttal to claims that it abused its powers and acted “recklessly” during its...

  14. February 28, 2013

    SFO asks for more time in Tchenguiz case

    The Serious Fraud Office has asked for more time to prepare its defence against the £300m damages claim being sought by the...

  15. February 27, 2013

    SFO hires Slaughters for Tchenguiz case

    The Serious Fraud Office has swapped its usual lawyers in favour of one of the City’s most prestigious and expensive legal...

  16. February 22, 2013

    Icelandic bank in bond milestone

    The Icelandic bank created from the ashes of the failed Kaupthing group has become the country’s first lender to issue an...

  17. February 8, 2013

    Kaupthing settles claims against skeikh

    Kaupthing’s winding-up board has settled the failed Icelandic bank’s claims against Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Bin Hamad Al...

  18. February 6, 2013

    SFO faces £200m claim in Tchenguiz case

    The Serious Fraud Office is facing the prospect of a penalty more than six times its annual budget, after Vincent Tchenguiz,...

  19. FT Alphaville

    February 1, 2013

    On SWFs being paid to borrow

    The big story on Friday concerns the terms and structure of Qatar’s life-saving support for Barclays at the peak of the...

  20. December 30, 2012

    Ex-Iceland bank chief convicted of fraud

    The former head of one of Iceland’s biggest lenders has become the first leading bank chief executive to be convicted of a...

  21. December 3, 2012

    Tchenguiz brothers seek up to £180m from SFO

    The Tchenguiz brothers will on Monday ask the Serious Fraud Office for damages running into hundreds of millions of pounds...

  22. October 15, 2012

    Tchenguiz case shows chest hair is no crime

    It is no surprise that the Serious Fraud Office has dropped an investigation into Robert Tchenguiz. The agency’s...

  23. October 15, 2012

    SFO drops Tchenguiz and Kaupthing probes

    The UK’s main fraud-busting agency has dropped its high-profile investigation into the collapse of Kaupthing, the Icelandic...

  24. September 15, 2012

    SFO drops bail against Robert Tchenguiz

    The Serious Fraud Office has withdrawn police bail conditions from Robert Tchenguiz, representing a possible change in...

  25. May 21, 2012

    SFO lawyer warned against pursuing Tchenguizs

    The lead lawyer in the Serious Fraud Office’s investigation of the Tchenguiz brothers warned the agency two months before...

  26. May 21, 2012

    The SFO’s Tchenguiz case

    The UK’s Serious Fraud Office will go to the High Court on Tuesday to explain errors made in obtaining search warrants...

  27. April 6, 2012

    Icelandic banks’ recovery hopes rising

    Iceland’s banking sector is slowly beginning to emerge from the shadow of the 2008 bank crash that plunged the country’s...

  28. April 4, 2012

    Judge blasts SFO over Tchenguiz case

    A High Court judge has rebuked the Serious Fraud Office for “sheer incompetence” after the watchdog admitted it had “no...

  29. April 2, 2012

    Shift towards high-profile enforcement

    One hundred and forty officers swooped at residential addresses and banks at an hour when even the earliest commuters were...

  30. March 28, 2012

    Shawbrook’s doubles lending target

    Shawbrook Bank, which set up six months ago to provide mortgages to small and medium-sized businesses, has doubled its...

  31. February 29, 2012

    Turf wars threaten investigations, SFO says

    Bureaucratic infighting and turf wars among ministries threaten the fight against white-collar crime, according to the...

  32. February 23, 2012

    Iceland’s Kaupthing probe leads to charges

    The Icelandic probe into the collapse of Kaupthing Bank in 2008 made a big leap forward this week just as the UK’s Serious...

  33. February 22, 2012

    Errors threaten SFO’s reputation

    The litany of mistakes admitted by t he Serious Fraud Office over its investigation into the Tchenguiz brothers would be...

  34. February 22, 2012

    Tchenguiz raids have proved a costly farce

    The essential ingredient of a British farce is that an authority figure is caught with his trousers down. So the old...

  35. February 22, 2012

    SFO admits Tchenguiz case errors

    The Serious Fraud Office has admitted to “very regrettable errors” and failures in the way it handled its case against...

  36. February 22, 2012

    Iceland bank establishes covered bond plan

    Arion, the bank created from the assets of failed Kaupthing, has established a €1bn international covered bond programme,...

  37. February 22, 2012

    Former Kaupthing chiefs indicted

    The former chief executive and chairman of Kaupthing Bank have been formally indicted on charges of fraud and market...

  38. February 14, 2012

    SFO faces inquiry into operations

    Dominic Grieve, the attorney-general, has ordered the first inquiry into the UK’s anti-fraud authority to help improve its...

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