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Latest news & updates from Bright Line Law.
This portal provides busy practitioners with short commentaries on significant developments in the field of white collar crime. The commentaries are franked by their topicality and practical insight, with an emphasis on implications not always visible at first glance.

Where are we now? Money Laundering Regulations 2017 Guidance and the UK’s new National Risk Assessment

Speed Read: With the Criminal Finances Act 2017 and the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 having come into force in April and June 2017 respectively, Natasha Reurts assesses the developments and distils the key points arising from the UK’s second comprehensive National Risk Assessment and recent draft guidance on the...
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HMRC Guidance on the New Corporate Offence

Speed read: Natasha Reurts distils the key points arising from HMRC’s Guidance on the new corporate offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion, introduced by the Criminal Finances Act 2017. Firms and businesses preparing their policies and procedures to take account of the new corporate offence...
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Challenges Associated with Private Entities Investigating Money Laundering: Information Sharing

Speed Read: In this second awareness update, Anita Clifford considers the challenges that could arise as private entities are drawn further into the investigation of money laundering through the new information sharing network. An emerging priority The advent of the new information sharing channel indicates that greater private sector...
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New Arrangements for Money Laundering Information Sharing

Speed Read: In the first of a two part information sharing update, Anita Clifford examines the new framework for information sharing in the UK regulated sector. On 31 October 2017, the new anti-money laundering (“AML”) information sharing regime will be incorporated into the regulated sector in the United Kingdom....
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Money Laundering: Retrospective Application

Speed Read: Can you commit a money laundering offence if the predicate offence was not criminal at the time of its commission? In this case note, Natasha Reurts provides an overview of a recent decision of the High Court of Karnataka dealing with the retrospective application of the Indian...
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