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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.

The EU’s latest money laundering directive: does the UK comply?

Speed Read:  Directive (EU) 2108/1673 on combating money laundering by criminal law is now in force. It follows soon after the adoption of the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD). Whereas the UK government confirmed that it will transpose 5MLD into domestic law, it declined to do so for the...
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Parent Company Liability: Where Are We Headed?

Speed Read:  On 15-16 January 2019, the Supreme Court will hear an appeal on the civil liability of a UK-domiciled parent company towards persons affected by the operations of its overseas subsidiary. The appeal in Lungowe and others v (1) Vedanta Resources Plc; and (2) Konkola Copper Mines Plc...
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Anita Clifford comments on recent AML action by European Commission

EU officials took the unprecedented step on Thursday of directly ordering a member state’s financial regulator to improve its supervision of banks for anti-money laundering purposes. The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, told Malta’s Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit to react more rapidly and decisively when...
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Financial Crime and the Global Financial Crisis – Ten Years on

Speed Read: Jonathan Fisher QC discusses the inconsistencies around the criminalisation of financial conduct and the impact this has on answering a continuing question of the financial crisis – to what extent was financial crime involved? Ten years after the global financial crisis, the contributory role played by financial...
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High Court dismisses application to discharge first Unexplained Wealth Order in the United Kingdom

Speed read: Anita Clifford considers the first test of the UWO provisions in the United Kingdom. On 3 October 2018, the High Court handed down judgment in NCA v Mrs A [2018] EWHC 2534 (Admin), the first application to set aside an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) in the United...
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