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Extended Financial Sanctions Enforcement Powers

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. Read the full BLL post here .
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Virtual Currencies, Crowdfunding and the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk

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. Read the full BLL...
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Extraterritoriality of Unexplained Wealth Orders

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. Read the full BLL post here. 
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Implications for Professionals with the new shared information regime in Criminal Finances Act 2017

Jonathan Fisher QC provides an overview of the new shared information regime in the Criminal Finances Act 2017 and discusses the implications for professionals. Read the full BLL post here. 
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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. Read the full BLL post here.
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