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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.

BRING BACK THE ADEQUATE CONSIDERATION DEFENCE

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In this briefing, Tom Maher (Dougherty Quinn Advocates, Isle of Man) makes a strong case for the re-instatement of the “adequate consideration” defence in anti-money laundering legislation.
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CONDUCTING BUSINESS IN INDIA

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Siddhartha Datta (Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co) considers the impact of the Bribery Act 2010 for those conducting business in India where private sector bribery is not at present a criminal offence.

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FEDERATION OF LAW SOCIETIES v CANADA (ATTORNEY GENERAL)

federation of lawEdward Marrocco (Stockwoods LLP) and Kathrin Furniss (Stockwoods LLP) discuss the continuing tensions between the role of  lawyers and the application of the money laundering reporting regime.

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TAX AVOIDANCE AND TAX EVASION: SHIFTING SANDS?

tax avoidanceGeorge Gillham (Field Fisher Waterhouse) discusses the blurring of the line between (lawful) tax avoidance and (criminal) tax evasion in the light of recent developments.

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R v JEFFRIES & OTHERS [2013] NZCA 188

r v jeffries Professor Nicholas Ryder (University of the West of England) discusses the difficulties faced by prosecutors in
securing convictions against company directors who deliberately misstate the company’s financial wellbeing.

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