Julian Assange extradition hearing: Nick Vamos quoted extensively in world media

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Nick Vamos says that the main question for the court is whether the US government has now given satisfactory assurances about the conditions in which Mr Assange would be detained which would address his risk of suicide. The fact that the US has provided specific assurances is rare and shows the importance it attaches to […]

Scoping the landscape of legal and financial risk

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Geopolitical instability and regional realignments have always by definition had a profound impact on the shape and intensity of business and personal risk. The last two years are certainly no exception. In this report, Peters & Peters has invited prominent observers of the international political and economic landscape to share their thoughts on new and […]

Corruption and human rights sanctions in Australia: Anna Bradshaw joins panel debate

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The Australian government has recently committed to introducing a reform of the Australian sanctions regime by the end of 2021. This follows a parliamentary inquiry that recommended Australia put in place a ‘Magnitsky’ sanctions regime to target foreigners engaged in corruption or gross human rights abuse, in line with the US, UK and Canada. On […]

Neil Swift and Alistair Jones on central funding of private prosecution

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R (on the application of T M Eye Ltd) v Southampton Crown Court concerned the payment of prosecution costs out of central funds after a successful private prosecution. The court made helpful observations about the correct approach to applications made by private prosecutors for these costs. Applications will not be granted by the court ‘on […]

Go back to basics to fix fraud epidemic. Hannah Laming discusses in The Times

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Fraud cases are on the rise, and it is an epidemic which shows no signs of subsiding. In the past year, Action Fraud, the national fraud reporting centre, received more than 875,000 reports of which fewer than one per cent had a judicial outcome. Fraud accounted for 40 per cent of all crimes in 2021 […]

Choosing Jurisdiction In A Fractious World

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Despite international tensions, London continues to be a popular hub for cross-border disputes.  Between April 2020 and March 2021, 50 percent of litigants in London’s Commercial Court1 were from outside the UK.2 Commercial parties wishing to resolve their differences in London can do so by inserting a clause in their contractual documentation nominating the Courts […]

Partners 2022: strong client feedback for Peters & Peters

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It is great to see really positive feedback from our clients in this year’s Chambers & Partners directory which has just launched today, and we thought we would share some of the fantastic comments with you. Our Crime: Extradition team was praised: One source praised our ability to handle cross-border investigative matters, saying: “they know […]

‘Disclosure week’ marred by two collapsed trials. Neil Swift discusses in The Times

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‘National disclosure week’ suffered a bad few days as two trials collapsed in a long-running series of high-profile disclosure failures. The first trial to collapse was a £34 million money-laundering trial, which the judge called “systemic and catastrophic” failings by the Crown Prosecution Services (CPS). Following that, a £3 million diamond fraud trial also collapsed. […]

Politics v substance in extradition courts: Nick Vamos and Sefki Bayram discuss

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The extradition case of Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, concluded earlier this year with a deal which was more about international politics than criminal justice. In the UK, former Autonomy boss Mike Lynch is rallying politicians to his side to resist being sent to the US on fraud charges, and in Sardinia […]

Michael O’Kane and Alistair Jones on the operation of INTERPOL in business crime

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INTERPOL was initially conceived during the first International Criminal Police Congress of 1914, which brought officials from 24 countries together to discuss cooperation in law enforcement. The plan was to build an organization which allowed national police to share and access information internationally, including about individuals accused of serious crimes. As INTERPOL now has 194 […]