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Bright Line Law News

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.

UWOs: Extra-Territoriality and Implications for the Regulated Sector

Speed read:  Anita Clifford discusses UWOs, concentrating on their ability to capture people and property located anywhere and their potential impact on the regulated sector. Unexplained Wealth Orders are now part of the United Kingdom’s weaponry against suspicious property. Since 31 January 2018, enforcement authorities can obtain a High...
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The Pugachev Potential: could UK Criminal Courts apply ‘true effect of the trust’ reasoning to expose sham trust arrangements?

Speed Read: An examination of the decision of the Hon. Mr Justice Birss in JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshlenniy Bank and another v Pugachev [2017] EWHC 2426, which represents the latest in the long running Pugachev dispute. In this case, Mr Justice Birss considered the effect of five New Zealand established...
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Financial Inclusion, Exclusion and Risk Management

Speed read: Vanessa Reid discusses a recent Financial Action Task Force statement on financial inclusion and risk management, advocating for a more flexible, technology-friendly approach to anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism measures. Financial inclusion is a critical element of maintaining the integrity of any financial system. Nonetheless,...
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Australian anti-bribery law reform: Implications for UK business

Speed read: Anita Clifford distils Australia’s proposed new anti-bribery architecture, drawing out the differences with the UK framework and implications for British companies doing business in Australia. On 6 December 2017, the Australian government revealed proposed new legislation targeting corporate and financial crime. The Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate...
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The Obligation to Conduct Investigations Diligently and Expeditiously: A Safeguard?

Speed Read: Natasha Reurts discusses the extension to the moratorium period and questions whether a built-in safeguard exists in the requirement to demonstrate that the case has been investigated diligently and expeditiously. The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (“the Act”) represents a significant advancement in the approach to investigation and...
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