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Bright Line Law instructed as Anti-Money Laundering Experts by the Council of Europe

Jonathan Fisher QC and Anita Clifford, instructed by the Council of Europe as foreign experts in the area of money laundering, have travelled to Chisinau to deliver a one-day workshop on 13 September 2018 to lawyers and notaries on anti-money laundering requirements. The workshop follows the introduction of new...
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Bright Line Law works with the Council of Europe in Georgia and Moldova

Jonathan Fisher QC, Lead Counsel, and Anita Clifford, Barrister, are delighted to be working with the Council of Europe over the summer to deliver workshops focused on illicit enrichment and also anti-money laundering in the Republic of Moldova and Georgia.  Instructed by the Council of Europe as experts in...
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Anita Clifford quoted on UK Law Commission Proposal for SAR Overhaul

On 20 July 2018, the UK Law Commission published its review of the UK’s anti-money laundering Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) regime. The review highlights areas of weakness with the regime, including the generation of low-quality SARs, and proposes a number of reforms. In a piece published in moneylaundering.com on...
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Anita Clifford quoted on EU-wide money laundering deal

Last week, the European Parliament, Commission and Council agreed on EU-wide proposals designed to ensure greater consistency in anti-money laundering legislation. The deal focuses on minimum criminal penalties for money laundering throughout the EU and a common set of 22 predicate offences to money laundering. On 8 June 2018,...
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Jonathan Fisher QC quoted in the FT

The Treasury Committee has launched an inquiry into money laundering, the FT reported today. Some £90 billion is said to be laundered through the United Kingdom. Asked by the FT for expert comment on the state of the money laundering regime, Jonathan Fisher QC commented on the low rate...
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