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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.

Shared Information and The Regulated Sector

Speed Read: Jonathan Fisher QC provides an overview of the new shared information regime in the Criminal Finances Act 2017 and discusses the implications for professionals. Solicitors, accountants, bankers, and other professionals will be interested in the provisions contained in the Criminal Finances Act 2017 which relate to information...
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OPBAS: A Big Brother Approach?

Speed Read : Natasha Reurts provides an overview of the proposed Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (“OPBAS”) and discusses potential challenges and tensions ahead. In March of this year, the UK government announced the introduction of a new anti-money laundering watchdog, the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money...
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Money Laundering Regulations 2017 (UK): A Comparison of the Draft and the Enactment

Speed Read:   The Money Laundering Regulations 2017 (UK) entered into force on 26 June 2017, having been laid before Parliament and approved on 22 June. As regulated persons now move swiftly to ensure compliance, the immediate question is: how different is the draft Regulations, published in April, from...
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The Modern Slavery Act 2015: Overview and Future Developments

Speed Read: Natasha Reurts provides an overview of the requirements placed on business by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and discusses various aspects of the framework, similar international trends and future developments in the area. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“the Act”) applies to both public and private companies...
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Preparing a Firm’s Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment and the Independent Audit Function

Speed Read: Jonathan Fisher QC discusses the changes to risk assessment and the introduction of the independent audit function effected by the new Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer)  Regulations 2017. Money laundering reporting officers and nominated officers operating within the regulated sector...
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