Serious Fraud Office Act 1990

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Effect of powers on duty of confidentiality

23 Act to apply to persons with duty of confidentiality to clients


The Director may require any person who claims to have a duty of confidentiality to his or her client or customer (including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, any person carrying on the business of banking)—


to comply with any requirement imposed under Part 1 or Part 2; and


in particular, but without limiting the generality of the foregoing, to answer questions, supply information, and produce documents relating to any person whose affairs are being investigated under this Act,—

and sections 5, 6, 9, and 10 shall apply in all respects to any such person, and to the registers, records, accounts, books, or papers of any such person in so far as the Director has reason to believe that they may be relevant to the investigation.


This section shall apply subject to section 24, but notwithstanding any other enactment or rule of law or equity.