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  • Trade based money laundering - Singapore releases best practice papers

    Article

    Submitted: 18 May 2018

    In a continued attempt to combat the threats of trade based money laundering (TBML), the Singapore Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Industry Partnership (ACIP), a new regulatory body overseen by CAD and MAS, has just published two best practice papers aimed at increasing the prevention of money laundering, terrorism financing and the misuse of company structures for illicit purposes.

  • DFSA Phase 2 Consultation on AML, CTF and Sanctions - Deadline approaches

    Article

    Submitted: 15 May 2018

    On 18 April 2018, the Dubai Financial Services Authority (the DFSA) issued Consultation Paper No. 120 on proposed changes to the DFSA’s Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF) and Sanctions Regime. This article explores some of the key proposed changes.

  • U.S. Iran-related Nuclear Sanctions to be Reimposed

    Article

    Submitted: 13 May 2018

    On 08 May 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that “the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal”, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the JCPOA), and that the “highest level of economic sanctions” will be imposed by the United States on Iran.

  • Legal Headwinds: Asia - Quarterly Report - Q2 2018 Restricted access

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 10 May 2018

    The Q2 2018 edition of Legal Headwinds focuses on key legal and regulatory developments relevant to financial institutions operating in China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

  • About banana skins & reputations - criminal liability of directors and managers

    Seminar

    Submitted: 10 May 2018

    The doctrine of "actual leadership" is under pressure. When does a director (or other manager) come into the "danger zone", what exactly are the risks? Do criminal enforcers really make a distinction between greed and negligence?

  • The fight against financial crime: insider dealing and market manipulation

    Article

    Submitted: 09 May 2018

    In this series of articles, we focus on different areas of financial crime, taking an incisive look at current regulation and what we can expect over the course of 2018. In this fourth edition we take a look at insider dealing and market manipulation, including the proposed new guidance from the FCA (which is likely to take effect on 01 October 2018) and the increasing level of enforcement in Hong Kong.

  • The fight against financial crime: bribery

    Article

    Submitted: 02 May 2018

    In this series of articles, we focus on different areas of financial crime, taking an incisive look at current regulation and what we can expect over the course of 2018. In this third edition we take a look at bribery, including the increasing level of enforcement activity across the globe and what companies should consider when implementing systems and controls.

  • Another damaging decision on interview notes and waiver vis a vis the SFO

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 01 May 2018

    The Divisional Court has added support to the proposition that litigation privilege is not available in a criminal context until the prosecution authorities have decided actually to prosecute.

  • Investigations

    Microsite

    Last Reviewed: 30 April 2018 / Submitted: 24 April 2017

    This microsite summarises the key points to consider when handling investigations and highlights recent developments in this rapidly developing area, focusing on English law but including an international perspective.

  • The Singapore Cybersecurity Act 2018

    Article

    Submitted: 27 April 2018

    New obligations on owners of "Critical Information Infrastructure" which includes computer systems critical to the economy, will take effect in 2018, alongside increased regulatory scrutiny.

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