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American Bar Association Resists Law to Prevent Money Laundering

.blog-post-category, .post footer .blog-post-author-profile-wrap { display: none; } The American Bar Association (ABA) is apparently putting up a fight against proposed legislation that would help to prevent money laundering and a host of other crimes in the USA. At first glance, the story appears to defy logic: why would lawyers be against such meaningful and…

It’s the UK and EU’s turn for a bloody nose

.blog-post-category, .post footer .blog-post-author-profile-wrap { display: none; } The UK may see itself as one of the self-appointed global anti-corruption, anti-money laundering aficionados, but to many, especially its own Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, it is nothing more than the playground bully and a champion of hypocrisy. The news that the Institute for Economic Affairs…

Back Where it Belongs

.blog-post-category, .post footer .blog-post-author-profile-wrap { display: none; } At the end of 2018, there was much press coverage of the visit of External Relations Minister Ian Gorst to Kenya to sign an asset-sharing agreement for £3 million. The money was confiscated following criminal proceedings in the Royal Court in Jersey in which a Jersey company…

The UK National Crime Agency Obtains its First Unexplained Wealth Orders.

.blog-post-category, .post footer .blog-post-author-profile-wrap { display: none; } Back in February 2018, I wrote an a blog about the UK implementing legislation designed to attack those whose assets are likely borne from crimes such as grand corruption. The legislation, known as the Criminal Finances Act (CFA), introduced ‘Unexplained Wealth Orders’ (UWOs) designed to streamline and…

The EU’s blacklisting threat against smaller territories is undemocratic and brutal

.blog-post-category, .post footer .blog-post-author-profile-wrap { display: none; } Repetition is to be avoided in most walks of life. But where the offshore world is concerned, it appears to be the fulcrum around which the ill-informed are led by the unknowing. In this instance, it is the European Union’s turn to go on the offensive, with…

How to undertake effective enhanced due diligence – AML/CFT

.blog-post-category, .post footer .blog-post-author-profile-wrap { display: none; } Everyone wants to do a good job – yet regulatory sanction seems more frequent than ever. Why do firms drop their ML/TF guard? The first and most simple concept is that risk can only be managed if one has an idea of where it is likely to…

Mike Bing, Diageo: How The Customs Ecosystem is Rapidly Changing Before Us

Dear Colleague, I am delighted to invite you to join me at C5’s Global Customs Compliance Forum on March 27th-28th, 2018, in Brussels. In my 35-year career in Customs, I don’t believe I’ve ever stood before a crossroads such as the one we face in the coming 24 months. From Brexit to the geopolitical situation…

HMRC: Singapore Single Window System, Day 1 Plan & Transitional Period Decision

On the 14th of September, the newly reconstituted House of Commons Treasury Committee held their first hearing focused on Customs, bringing in three senior representatives from HMRC to address questions on the UK’s customs and trade strategy post-Brexit. Jon Thompson, HMRC Chief Executive, told the committee that HMRC had been very involved in the production…

João A Accioly: Could Corruption Probes Survive Lava Jato?

Brazil’s Federal Police announced last month that the corruption-fighting Lava Jato (translation: Car Wash) task force would put away its soap and hoses and close its doors.  What started with money laundering at a gas station and grew to engulf Petrobras, the national oil company, had become a crusade. The task force worked on an…

SANS Survey Finds Global Organisations Are Lacking In Insider Threat Protection

New research by the SANS Institute, sponsored by Dtex, Haystax Technology and Rapid7, suggests that while global organisations are beginning to recognise that insider threats are potentially the most damaging cyber threat, their budgets and incident response plans have yet to align with their concerns. Only 18% of respondents said they have developed incident response…

5 Data Security Experts On The Real Threat Of Insider Attacks

  An “insider threat” is a security threat that originates from within the organisation. The term encompasses employee error, manipulation and malicious action. Insider attacks may be increasing in frequency, but they are still frequently overlooked as companies focus their attention on creating barricades to outside cyber attackers. The real concern is not an unknown…

Spanish Life Sciences Trend Analysis

Spain is ranked as the 10th scientific power in the world, and 5th by scientific production in the EU 15. For life sciences companies, Spain offers both Governmental and infrastructure support. The Spanish Government provides low interest credits and incentives for companies during the start-up and growth phase. The region also has a rapidly growing…