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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.

Extended Financial Sanctions Enforcement Powers

Speed Read : Natasha Reurts outlines the effect of the new European Union Financial Sanctions (Amendment of Information Provisions) Regulation 2017 which came into force on 8 August 2017. On 8 August 2017, the European Union Financial Sanctions (Amendment of Information Provisions) Regulations 2017 came into force . The...
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Virtual Currencies, Crowdfunding and the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk

Speed Read: Natasha Reurts provides an overview of a European Commission report published in late June 2017 on the assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing risks for virtual currencies and crowdfunding platforms, and queries whether there is a sufficient basis for greater regulation in this area. In the...
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New frontiers: Unexplained wealth, extraterritoriality and rights

Speed read: The new Unexplained Wealth Order framework is set to come into force. Anita Clifford focuses on the conditions for obtaining one, and analyses the potential for extraterritorial reach and issues surrounding the reverse onus. Section 362A of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (“POCA”) will, once in...
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Shared Information and The Regulated Sector

Speed Read: Jonathan Fisher QC provides an overview of the new shared information regime in the Criminal Finances Act 2017 and discusses the implications for professionals. Solicitors, accountants, bankers, and other professionals will be interested in the provisions contained in the Criminal Finances Act 2017 which relate to information...
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OPBAS: A Big Brother Approach?

Speed Read : Natasha Reurts provides an overview of the proposed Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (“OPBAS”) and discusses potential challenges and tensions ahead. In March of this year, the UK government announced the introduction of a new anti-money laundering watchdog, the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money...
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