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Mar
2018

Defending Unexplained Wealth Orders 5 min read
By Azizur Rahman March 6, 2018
The National Crime Agency announced on 28th February that it had secured UWO’s on two properties valued at £22M, whose ultimate owner was a "politically exposed person". The FT reported that the PEP was a politician from central Asia. The properties are also subject to interim freezing orders, to prevent them being sold or transferred. Their owner is believed to be from a country belonging to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS); which consists of ten former Soviet republics as well as Georgia and Azerbaijan. Read more

Feb
2018

VAT and Dubai 4 min read
By Azizur Rahman February 5, 2018
VAT, it seems, has arrived in Dubai. And that has implications for business. Read more

Feb
2018

End of an Era for the SFO 6 min read
By Azizur Rahman February 5, 2018
When David Green stands down as Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in April, after six years, it will bring to an end a period that has seen major developments for the organisation. And yet many questions still remain about its effectiveness and its future role. Read more

Feb
2018

What Are Unexplained Wealth Orders (uwo)? 4 min read
By Azizur Rahman February 5, 2018
The Criminal Finances Act 2017 came into effect in September last year. But one key aspect of it, unexplained wealth orders (UWO’s) only came into force on January 31 this year. Read more

Feb
2018

How Executives Can Protect Themselves if a Company Collapses 4 min read
By Nicola Sharp, Syedur Rahman February 5, 2018
The fall-out from the collapse of Carillion is set to claim many victims. It is also set to shine a light on many aspects of business where diligence and shrewd judgement are required. Read more

Jan
2018

Collusion and Competition Law 3 min read
By Nicola Sharp, Syedur Rahman January 5, 2018
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned four asset management companies that they may have broken competition law by colluding on prices they agreed to pay for shares. Read more

Jan
2018

Honesty in Fraud Cases 3 min read
By Azizur Rahman January 3, 2018
Dishonesty has been re-defined. This is a major development: both for those of us in the legal profession and for those who are accused of fraud. Read more

Jan
2018

The Rise of the Deferred Prosecution Agreements (dpa) 4 min read
By Azizur Rahman January 3, 2018
The Geneva-based private banking unit of HSBC has agreed to pay 300 million euros under the terms of France’s first deferred prosecution agreement (DPA). Read more

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