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Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWO)

Mar
2019

Account freezing orders: why we can expect more of them 5 min read
By Azizur Rahman March 26, 2019
Aziz Rahman of Rahman Ravelli outlines the importance of the newly-created overseas production order, the requirements for obtaining one and their limitations. Read more

Mar
2019

Unexplained wealth orders: their potential and the right way to respond if faced with one 4 min read
By Azizur Rahman March 1, 2019
Aziz Rahman considers why we may see an increase in unexplained wealth orders (UWO’s) and the implications for law enforcement and individuals.  Read more

Mar
2019

Unexplained wealth orders: their potential and the right way to respond if faced with one 4 min read
By Azizur Rahman March 1, 2019
Aziz Rahman considers why we may see an increase in unexplained wealth orders (UWO’s) and the implications for law enforcement and individuals.  Read more

Mar
2018

Politically Exposed Persons - PEPs And The Legal Restrictions They Face 4 min read
By Azizur Rahman March 15, 2018
Aziz Rahman considers the Novartis scandal and the business restrictions on those holding high office. Read more

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

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 2017. But one key aspect of it, unexplained wealth orders (UWO’s) only came into force on January 31 2018. 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 2017. But one key aspect of it, unexplained wealth orders (UWO’s) only came into force on January 31 2018. Read more

May
2017

What Does the Criminal Finances Act Mean Act Mean For Asset Seizure and Forfeiture? 3 min read
By Nicola Sharp, Syedur Rahman May 10, 2017
The authorities have often found it difficult to seize and forfeit assets that they suspect to be the proceeds of crime.  Read more