UK Boosts Cross-Border Fraud Cooperation With EU, For Now

By Mark Taylor (July 24, 2017, 7:00 PM BST) -- British legislation entering into force on Monday cements the right of European Union authorities to demand the execution of cross-border criminal investigation requests, even as legal experts question whether the pioneering enforcement law will survive the U.K.'s exit from the EU.

The Home Office rapidly drew up the legislation to comply with EU rules after Britain missed a May 22 deadline to implement EU regulations, when the U.K. Parliament was dissolved in the month before the June 8 general election.

Britain's Serious Fraud Office sounded the alarm that missing the boat would place its own white collar investigations in the rest...

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