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The Unexplained Wealth Order reigns Supreme: the Supreme Court upholds the first ever UWO

United Kingdom - December 21 2020 The UK Supreme Court has dismissed the final appeal made against the first ever Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) obtained by the National Crime Agency…

Max Hobbs.

Anti-money laundering teams take note: the UK publishes its national risk assessment for money laundering

United Kingdom - December 18 2020 The UK Government has published its third National Risk Assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing (NRA). This should be of great…

Max Hobbs.

Transparan-sea: UK Overseas Territories commit to publicly accessible beneficial ownership registers

United Kingdom - December 16 2020 All the inhabited Overseas Territories (OTs) of the United Kingdom (UK) have committed to adopting publicly accessible registers of company…

Max Hobbs.

United States to pass historic anti-money laundering legislation, including first register of corporate beneficial ownership

United Kingdom, USA - December 10 2020 The United States Congress is expected to pass the country’s most significant anti-money laundering legislation in decades this week, signalling a…

Francis Bond.

The offence of misconduct in a public office to be reformed for first time since 1783

United Kingdom - December 7 2020 The Law Commission on Friday recommended reforms to modernise the UK’s “outdated and unclear” offence of misconduct in public office. Penny Lewis of…

Oli Bowley.