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On November 15, 2023, the Cour de Cassation of France ordered a new trial in the UBS Group’s USD 1.96 billion fine for tax evasion related to the promotion of illegal banking services and money laundering in the country.

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The Cour de Cassation of France has ruled that a new trial should be conducted to determine the revised tax evasion fine for UBS. However, the court clarified that the guilty verdict against UBS remains final.

Case Summary:

  • In 2019, UBS Group faced its initial trial, resulting in a fine of USD 4.87 billion.
  • In 2021, the Cour de Cassation of France penalized UBS AG with a fine of USD 1.95 billion, a penalty of USD 4.06 million, and civil damages of USD 867.4 million in France between 2004 and 2012 due to unlawful solicitation and aggravated laundering of tax fraud proceeds.
  • The Paris Court of Appeal has overturned and annulled the 2021 decision regarding penalties, ordering a new trial due to inconsistencies in the prior decision.