Australian anti-bribery law reform: Implications for UK business

Speed read: Anita Clifford distils Australia’s proposed new anti-bribery architecture, drawing out the differences with the UK framework and implications for British companies doing business in Australia. On 6 December 2017, the Australian government revealed proposed new legislation targeting corporate and financial crime. The Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate...
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Bribery as a Tax Evasion Issue

Speed read: Anita Clifford examines the connection between bribery and tax evasion in circumstances where there may be reluctance to commence a bribery prosecution. When it was introduced in 2010, the Bribery Act 2010 was billed as a testament to the UK wanting to “play a leading role in...
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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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Diverging Opinions on Double Jeopardy in the ECJ and the ECtHR

Speed read: Anita Clifford analyses two Opinions delivered by the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice on 12 September 2017 on double jeopardy arising in the context of financial wrongdoing. The Opinions call for a rejection of a recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights...
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