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NEWS 9 July 2020

The Council of Europe has drawn up a wish list of measures to tackle European organised crime. Nicola Sharp assesses the potential of the proposals.
By Nicola Sharp.
The Council of Europe wants tougher powers introduced for fighting organised crime, which it believes could be making more than a 100 billion euros a year in the European Union. Read more

NEWS 9 July 2020

With HSBC facing a massive fraud claim from investors in a disastrous film investment scheme, Nicola Sharp examines the background to the dispute.
By Nicola Sharp.
Hundreds of investors are involved in a £1.3 billion fraud claim against HSBC for losses caused as a result of the Eclipse Partnerships film investment scheme. Read more

NEWS 8 July 2020

Legal Director Joshua Ray tells Thomson Reuters about banks’ screening obligations under the UK’s new human rights sanctions regime.
By Joshua L. Ray.
With the UK introducing a sanctions regime against those involved in human rights abuses, banks are expected to see an increase in screening alerts. Read more

NEWS 8 July 2020

Joshua L. Ray joins Rahman Ravelli as Legal Director and Counsel as the firm steps up its US and worldwide operations
By Joshua L. Ray.
Rahman Ravelli’s ongoing growth plans have seen it appoint Joshua L. Read more

NEWS 6 July 2020

With the UK’s Serious Fraud Office having dropped another investigation, Neil Williams weighs up the merits of the agency’s approach to pursuing cases.
By Azizur Rahman.
The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has ended its probe into bank note producer De La Rue and alleged corruption in South Sudan. Read more

NEWS 6 July 2020

As Denmark looks to tighten its banks’ money laundering defences, Neil Williams considers the implications.
By Azizur Rahman.
Denmark is proposing greater independence and more demanding qualifications for bankers hired to prevent money laundering in an attempt to avoid more Danske Bank-style scandals. Read more

NEWS 6 July 2020

Nicola Sharp tells Thomson Reuters about the significance of the new approach to financial sanctions being considered by the Financial Action Task Force
By Nicola Sharp.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is consulting on a new approach to assessing the risk of breaches, non-implementation or evasion of targeted financial sanctions on proliferation financing. Read more

NEWS 1 July 2020

Legal Director Neil Williams tells Thomson Reuters about the pressures facing Germany’s financial regulator after WIrecard’s collapse.
By Azizur Rahman.
The collapse of payments company Wirecard has led to the European Union looking into the activities of Germany’s financial regulator, BaFin.With creditors owed almost $4 billion, the demise of Wirecar... Read more

NEWS 1 July 2020

Legal Director Nicola Sharp explains to Lawyer Monthly how the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the Competition and Markets Authority’s weaknesses.
By Nicola Sharp.
With the coronavirus pandemic sparking tens of thousands of complaints about business practices to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Rahman Ravelli’s Nicola Sharp wrote a piece for Lawyer M... Read more

NEWS 30 June 2020

Commerzbank has been ordered to pay more than £37M for its lack of money laundering controls
By Syedur Rahman.
Syed Rahman believes the fine serves as a warning to financial institutions about the need to take compliance seriously. Read more

NEWS 29 June 2020

Legal Director Nicola Sharp discusses the need to tackle money laundering linked to wildlife-related crime with Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.
By Nicola Sharp.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has published a report, “Money Laundering and the Illegal Wildlife Trade’’, which highlights how such crime is generating billions of dollars a year that are bei... Read more

NEWS 29 June 2020

Senior Partner Aziz Rahman tells Law 360 that the orchestrators of Cum-Ex schemes are in the prosecutors’ sights as much as the investors.
By Azizur Rahman.
With the Cum-Ex dividend stripping scandal showing no signs of abating, Rahman Ravelli’s Aziz Rahman told Law 360 that the orchestrators of the schemes are likely to come under as much scrutiny as tho... Read more

NEWS 29 June 2020

Legal Director Neil Williams tells Law 360 about the Serious Fraud Office’s continuing tendency to drop investigations.
By Azizur Rahman.
The Serious Fraud Office’s decision to end its 11-month probe into bank note producer De La Rue and allegations of corruption in South Sudan led to Rahman Ravelli Legal Director Neil Williams writing ... Read more

NEWS 17 June 2020

Campaigners are considering the possibility of bringing a private prosecution against government adviser Dominic Cummings
By Azizur Rahman.
Campaigners are considering the possibility of bringing a private prosecution against government adviser Dominic Cummings over his controversial trip to the north east during lockdown. Read more