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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.

Diverging Opinions on Double Jeopardy in the ECJ and the ECtHR

Speed read: Anita Clifford analyses two Opinions delivered by the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice on 12 September 2017 on double jeopardy arising in the context of financial wrongdoing. The Opinions call for a rejection of a recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights...
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Money Laundering Shake-up - Spotlight on Australia

Speed Read: The first of two part awareness update outlining financial crime law reform in Australia. Following the news of Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s money laundering scandal, Natasha Reurts provides an overview of the money laundering regulatory shake-ups currently underway in Australia. In March 2017, the highest ever civil...
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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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