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Money Laundering: Retrospective Application

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 Prevention of...
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Bribery & Corruption, DPA’s and Modern Slavery – Spotlight on Australia

In this second awareness update, Natasha Reurts canvasses the law reform proposals currently under consultation in Australia concerning bribery and corruption, Deferred Prosecution Agreements and an Australian Modern Slavery Act. Read the full BLL post here. 
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Diverging Opinions on Double Jeopardy in the ECJ and the ECtHR

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 which considered...
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The White Collar Crime Centre featured in the Financial Times

On 29 September 2017, The White Collar Crime Centre’s response to the government’s call for evidence on the need for corporate criminal liability reform was featured in the Financial Times. Discussing the introduction of the new corporate offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion, the Financial Times...
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Evening Standard Coverage of The White Collar Crime Centre 26.09.17

In anticipation of The White Collar Crime Centre’s published Research Briefing on the confiscation of criminal proceeds, the Evening Standard has shone a spotlight on the data obtained by The White Collar Crime Centre under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and its recommendations. Chief among these is the...
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The White Collar Centre