Financial Crime

Anti-corruption charities launch a report about lawyers’ compliance with AML laws

BCL partner, John Binns comments on the report published this week by two anti-corruption charities, Spotlight on Corruption and Global Integrity’s Anti-Corruption Evidence Programme, on Anti-money laundering laws as they apply to lawyers and the regulation of the legal sector.

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John Binns writes for The Pharma Letter discussing lessons from an enduring alliance between big pharma and global policing

BCL partner, John Binns writes for The Pharma Letter discussing the challenges of tackling international crime with national law enforcement and explores how Interpol’s Operation Pangea illustrates how they can be overcome in the context of the global fight against illicit medicines.

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John Binns writes for Money Laundering Bulletin discussing the Register of Overseas Entities

As of 1 August 2022, beneficial owners of overseas entities that purchase a property in the UK must be identified by a verification agent, regulated under the Money Laundering Regulations. BCL’s John Binns writes for Money Laundering Bulletin discussing the interplay of the new obligations with an existing registration, and whether ineffective implementation could prove counterproductive.

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Business as usual or storms on the horizon? A mid-year review looking at the Serious Fraud Office’s achievements and upcoming pressure points for 2022

In this article Shula de Jersey and Matt Davies provide a brief mid-year update looking at what the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) has achieved so far this year and what is on its plate for the rest of the year.

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