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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP | United Kingdom | 2 Mar 2022

Government expedites legislation on a register of overseas entities that own UK property in its Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill 2022

As part of its response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, HM Government intends to fast-track the long-awaited Economic Crime (Transparency and…
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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP | United Kingdom | 21 Feb 2022

The Economic Crime Bill: what is it and how much might change?

The House of Commons Treasury Committee recently published their Eleventh Report of Session 2021-22 (the “Report”). In addition to identifying key…
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Macfarlanes LLP | United Kingdom | 26 Jan 2022

Is the UK losing the fight against corruption?

"The UK is currently losing the fight against Economic Crime. UK law enforcement capacity - an essential component of this fight - is under-resourced…
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Jonathon Bray Ltd | United Kingdom | 25 Nov 2021

What to do when the NCA refuses your application for a defence against money laundering (DAML)

Picture the scene. You’re troubled by a strange transaction and have made a suspicious activity report to the National Crime Agency (NCA). You’d like…
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Tenet Compliance & Litigation Limited | United Kingdom | 2 Sep 2021

The Secret Ingredient: Improving Your Food Fraud Prevention Planning

A recent analysis conducted by The Guardian found that 36% of more than 9000 seafood samples from restaurants, fishmongers and supermarkets in more…
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Lexology PRO | Australia, China, European Union, etc. | 22 Jun 2021

Compliance management: key updates (16 – 22 Jun)

Updates to the AML/CTF regimes in Australia and Hong Kong and the UK’s modern slavery legislation, new UK ESG guidance and post-Brexit data protection reforms, China’s new data security law and Turkey’s medical devices regulation – plus other key compliance management updates.
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 21 Jun 2021

CPS updates its approach to prosecutions for failure to report money laundering

The Crown Prosecution Service (“CPS“) published its revised Money Laundering Offences Legal Guidance for prosecutors (the “Guidance“) on 2 June 2021…
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Bright Line Law | United Kingdom, USA | 2 Jun 2021

NCA v Aziz & Ors: Foreign recovery proceedings and prohibition Orders under POCA

The National Crime Agency has recently played the supporting role in US efforts to forfeit 50 prized movie posters held in the UK. In the…
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Lexology PRO | Asia-Pacific, Australia, China, etc. | 1 Jun 2021

Compliance management: key updates (23 – 30 May)

The regulatory landscape surrounding payment services and cryptoassets in the US, UK, EU, and Asia-Pacific region, new beneficial ownership requirements in Hungary, and the catch-22 of the EU blocking statute – plus other key compliance management updates.
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Lexology PRO | European Union, United Kingdom | 25 May 2021

UK NCA: Bribery and corruption risk to rise

In a new report, the agency has warned that criminals are using encrypted messaging services to thwart its investigations, that fintech banks are popular among money launderers, and that the pandemic and Brexit may lead to increased corruption risks for UK companies.
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