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Money Laundering: learning from the mistakes of others

Speed read: In a second article focusing on money laundering in the real estate sector, Jonathan Fisher QC discusses recent cases in the High Court and tribunal examining property professional liability for anti-money laundering breaches. Three cases recently decided in different tribunals, and two cases decided in the High...
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Nick Johnson QC writes on whistleblowing in The Barrister

In the Trinity Term edition of The Barrister, Nick Johnson QC writes about the legal and cultural developments affecting whistleblowers in the United Kingdom. As Nick writes, “Whistleblowers can be such a useful resource in uncovering risks and promoting good corporate governance. Yet historically and more recently, so many...
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Australia’s Role in the Fight Against International Bribery and Corruption

Speed read: Anita Clifford examines Australia’s anti-bribery law reform proposals in the context of obligations under international law and the UK’s ‘failure to prevent’ bribery model which has been in force since 2011. Close to twenty years after the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials entered...
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Anita Clifford quoted on EU-wide money laundering deal

Last week, the European Parliament, Commission and Council agreed on EU-wide proposals designed to ensure greater consistency in anti-money laundering legislation. The deal focuses on minimum criminal penalties for money laundering throughout the EU and a common set of 22 predicate offences to money laundering. On 8 June 2018,...
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Property Professionals & Unusual Money Laundering Cases

Speed read: Jonathan Fisher QC discusses the circumstances of six unusual money laundering cases arising in the context of estate agents and the UK property market. Jonathan Fisher QC As pressure from regulators and law enforcement intensifies, and property professionals develop their risk assessments, the need for greater publicly...
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