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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.

Double Jeopardy and Concurrent Proceedings for Financial Wrongdoing

Speed read: Anita Clifford considers the issue of double jeopardy in the context of financial wrongdoing attracting both a regulatory and criminal response. The discussion is situated in the context of the European Central Bank’s power to impose administrative penalties and refer matters for criminal investigation, and follows a...
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Which Taxes are Covered by the Corporate Facilitation Offences?

Speed Read: Jonathan Fisher QC explores whether the corporate facilitation of duty or excise evasion would be captured by the new corporate facilitation offences in the Criminal Finances Act 2017. At first blush, the answer to this question seems clear. Section 45(4) of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 defines...
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Extended Financial Sanctions Enforcement Powers

Speed Read : Natasha Reurts outlines the effect of the new European Union Financial Sanctions (Amendment of Information Provisions) Regulation 2017 which came into force on 8 August 2017. On 8 August 2017, the European Union Financial Sanctions (Amendment of Information Provisions) Regulations 2017 came into force . The...
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Virtual Currencies, Crowdfunding and the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk

Speed Read: Natasha Reurts provides an overview of a European Commission report published in late June 2017 on the assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing risks for virtual currencies and crowdfunding platforms, and queries whether there is a sufficient basis for greater regulation in this area. In the...
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New frontiers: Unexplained wealth, extraterritoriality and rights

Speed read: The new Unexplained Wealth Order framework is set to come into force. Anita Clifford focuses on the conditions for obtaining one, and analyses the potential for extraterritorial reach and issues surrounding the reverse onus. Section 362A of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (“POCA”) will, once in...
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