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Large financial penalties spread to the Antipodes – global trends in AML/CTF enforcement

Multi-million (and billion) dollar fines for AML/CTF breaches are no longer the preserve of United States and United Kingdom. In …

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FATF embraces technology

It’s great to see that the global standard-setter on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (FATF) is embracing the galloping trend …

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The rise of anti-RegTech?

In this post, we describe a recent example of technology allegedly being used to evade regulations and frustrate regulators – a …

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“Secret Payments Utterly Unacceptable”: Australia to criminalise corrupt payments to union officials

This post was written by Natalie Caton. In a further step towards increased transparency and strengthening Australia’s anti-corruption laws and …

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Momentum building: SFC AML/CTF action provides practical guidance for securities firms

We are now starting to see signs of momentum building on AML/CTF enforcement cases in Hong Kong.   With it, there …

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Exposing the cracks: Hong Kong’s landmark case on human trafficking and forced labour

A recent judgment has brought into question Hong Kong’s efforts to combat human trafficking and forced labour. In this post, …

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10 months on, Panama Papers heat up again with senior lawyers arrested

The founders of Mossack Fonesca, the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers scandal, have been arrested. The …

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Backing the wrong horse? Samsung executive arrested on alleged corruption and bribery charges

On Friday 17 February, Vice Chairman of Samsung Lee Jae-yong was arrested and detained on corruption and bribery charges. How …

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Future-proofing FinTech: last words from the Obama administration, with global reach

Ahead of the changing of the guard, the White House chose financial technology (FinTech) as the subject of one of …

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Bitcoin is clearly ‘money’, says U.S. judge

A U.S. District Court has recently held bitcoin is “money” or “funds” for the purpose of particular U.S. federal legislation.  …

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