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‘World-leading’ Modern Slavery Act 2015: review confirms more to be done

United Kingdom - May 30 2019 The Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 commenced in July 2018 with a remit to consider specific provisions of the Act: the role of the…

Sophie Kemp

“2018: A year in review” Anti-money laundering, Tackling illicit finance

European Union, United Kingdom - February 8 2019 2018 was a busy year for anti-money laundering activity with a number of legislative changes, reports and headline speeches by law enforcement…

Nicholas Dent, Nicola Finnerty, Jonathan Grimes, Louise Hodges, Jill Lorimer, Alun Milford, Rebecca Niblock, David Sleight, Edmund Smyth

Good reason to reconsider the benefit of the doubt accorded to Russia in extradition cases

Russia, United Kingdom - December 19 2018 This morning, 19th December 2018, the High Court refused the extradition of Alexey Shmatko to the Russian Federation finding, despite assurances from…

Rebecca Niblock

Business and Human Rights: Magnitsky clause now in force

United Kingdom - February 12 2018 The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (enacted in April 2017) introduced a series of measures of which a number, including Unexplained Wealth Orders (see…

The Magnitsky Clause Part 2: Profiting from the suppression of those who seek to assert their human rights?

United Kingdom - July 5 2017 In our previous blog we examined how the new Magnitsky Clause might affect those businesses and individuals who profit from, or assist, directly or…