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21 Dec 2016
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Webinar – Mexico and the human cost of financial crime

Exclusive webinar interview with Richard Elias of Elias Gutzler Spicer LLC, the firm which has filed a case against HSBC Holdings, under the Anti-Terrorism Act, on behalf of families of several American citizens killed by Mexican cartels.

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14 Dec 2016
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Webinar – Criminal Finances Bill 2016

Professor Nicholas Ryder discusses the provisions and limitations of the UK government’s Criminal Finances Bill (currently at committee stage in the Commons).

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    As traditional financial institutions have undertaken de-risking efforts in recent years, other avenues of lending and banking have emerged as a necessity for various regions to maintain financial freedom. One of those growing avenues is peer-to-peer lending, also known as microlending.

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    Susan Grossey: Feeling the benefit

    Put very simply – and I am sure a lawyer or asset recovery specialist could elaborate enormously – when decisions are being made in sentencing and confiscation hearings, what matters is not the amount of money the criminal originally stole or made illegally, but what benefit he has accrued from that money.

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    SAR wars: a new hope

    The SARs regime as it currently operates in the UK is barely fit for purpose. This is not a controversial point. The number of SARs filed each year is ballooning: in 2014-15, for example, the National Crime Agency received more than 380,000 SARs, an 8% increase on the previous year.

    UK: financial crime rises, prosecutions fall

    In a concerning development, the Financial Times reported yesterday that according to official statistics, prosecutions for financial crime in the UK have fallen 26% over the last five years, from 11,261 prosecutions in 2011 to 8,304 in 2016. Over the same period, the number of reported offences has risen 350%, from 142,991 to 641,539.