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13th Mar 2019News

Sweeping Changes to UK AML and Sanctions Regimes

Gavin Irwin considers two significant recent reports on economic crime in the United Kingdom.  The first, published on 8 March 2019, is the report of the Treasury Committee Inquiry into Economic Crime: Anti-money laundering and the sanctions regime[1].  (A further Report relating to consumers and economic crime will follow later in 2019.)  The second, also […]

13th Mar 2019News

David Whittaker QC Successfully Defends Businessman Charged with Money Laundering

TG was charged with two counts of money laundering relating to €45,600 found in his car when arrested and a further €420,000 and $10,000 found in various locations at his home address. TG successfully argued that the money was in part property intended for his daughter’s bureaux de change located in central London and in […]

7th Feb 2019News

Jonathan Kinnear QC Acts for SFO in Petrofac Corruption Plea

On 6 February 2019 David Lufkin, previously Global Head of Sales for Petrofac International Limited, pleaded guilty to eleven counts of bribery, contrary to sections 1(1) and 1(2) of the Bribery Act 2010. These offences relate to the making of corrupt offers to influence the award of contracts to Petrofac worth in excess of USD […]

20th Dec 2018News

Two City Businessmen Sentenced for Operating a “Clever and Sophisticated Fraud on Investors”: Angus Bunyan Prosecutes

Terrence Mitchell and Andrew Meikle were sentenced today at Southwark Crown Court for their part in running an investment scheme which the judge described as “an elegantly packaged scam”. Their company, Anglo Wealth Ltd, accepted very substantial deposits from individuals but failed to make proper investments. Instead, the bulk of the funds were dissipated on […]

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