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Australia introduces “false accounting” offences

As part of its efforts to strengthen its anti-bribery and corruption enforcement framework and comply with international obligations, the Australian …

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When to suspect the proceeds of a crime: Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal clarifies the offence of money laundering

The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (CFA) has upheld the conviction of tycoon Carson Yeung for money laundering. In …

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Bank shutdown – the new frontier of AML/CTF regulation

The Money Authority of Singapore’s recent announcement that it intends to withdraw BSI Bank Limited’s licence highlights the potentially severe …

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Combating trade-based money laundering – Hong Kong banks bolster their artillery

The Hong Kong Association of Banks has just issued its much anticipated Guidance Paper on Combating Trade-based Money Laundering (Guidance …

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UK Modern Slavery Act – seven things businesses in Asia need to know

The UK Modern Slavery Act (“MSA”) is now in force.  Given its broad territorial reach, the MSA is likely to affect …

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SFC suspensions put new communication technologies under the spotlight

Two recent disciplinary actions taken by Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) emphasise the importance of effective employee monitoring …

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Favourable investment research report = not-so-favourable results

Favourable research report ends in prison and ban from the financial services industry for ex-research head. On 25 February 2015 …

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FIFA scandal – lessons for Hong Kong financial institutions

The 2015 FIFA scandal and associated arrests and downfall of key FIFA officials, are not only sporting issues. They highlight …

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Success at any cost? Corporate dividends and the proceeds of crime

This article was co-written by Ian Hargreaves (Head of Investigations, Fraud and Compliance) and Daniel Burbeary (managing associate). The article …

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