Seizure of Cryptocurrencies and Virtual Assets (2021): John Binns speaks for LexisNexis webinar

Seizure of Cryptocurrencies and Virtual Assets (2021): John Binns speaks for LexisNexis webinar

BCL partner John Binns and Mark Rainsford QC discuss the fascinating and challenging world of seizing digital and crypto assets using the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in the recent ”Seizure of Cryptocurrencies and Virtual Assets (2021)” webinar from LexisNexis.

This webinar provides an overview of :

  • Crypto assets and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA)
  • Two routes under POCA
  • Criminal confiscation
    • General principles
    • Restraint orders
    • Search and seizure
    • Crown Court powers
    • Magistrates’ Court powers
    • Issues with crypto assets
  • Civil recovery
    • High Court proceedings
    • High Court disclosure orders
    • Magistrates’ Courts
  • POCA investigations
  • Unexplained wealth orders and crypto assets

To view this webinar please register with LexisNexis Webinars.

*Please note that you will need a subscription with LexisNexis to watch the webinar.

John Binns is a partner at BCL specialising in all aspects of business crime, with a particular interest in confiscation, civil recovery and money laundering under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (“POCA”). His business crime experience includes representing suspects, defendants and witnesses in cases invoking allegations of bribery and corruption, fraud (including carbon credits, carousel/MTIC, land-banking, Ponzi and pyramid scheme frauds), insider trading, market abuse, price-fixing, sanctions-busting, and tax evasion. He has coordinated and undertaken corporate investigations and defended in cases brought by BEIS, the FCA, HMRC, NCA, OFT, SFO and others.

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