Extradition – The Ultimate Form Of Interstate Legal Cooperation

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What is Extradition?   Extradition is the process by which an individual, who is accused or convicted of a criminal offence and is wanted to stand trial or to serve a sentence, is surrendered by one country (where that individual is physically present) to the country in which he/she is wanted. The procedure differs slightly, […]

The Hidden World Of Mutual Legal Assistance

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Regional tensions, populist movements and weakened multilateral institutions mean that international trust and co-operation are at a low ebb.  Countries launch state-sponsored cyber-attacks and even attempt assassination on our streets.  Meanwhile, out of sight and largely unscrutinised by our courts, those same countries issue written demands that the UK complies with, purely on their say […]

Asset Tracing 101

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We are in the midst of an epidemic of fraud.   In one global survey, over 5000 respondents in up to 99 countries were interviewed and nearly 50 percent had been the victim of at least one fraud. On average companies were found to have experienced six frauds in 2020 at a loss of $42 […]

Sanctions: 11 Things You Need To Know

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Over the last decade, reliance on economic sanctions as the spinal cord of western foreign policy has dramatically increased the risks for businesses with an international footprint.  The sheer number of countries that now feature in international or domestic sanctions regimes mean that anyone engaging, even indirectly, in any dealings involving such countries faces huge […]

Impact of the European Public Prosecutor’s office on corruption fight. Hannah Laming speaking

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We are pleased to announce that Hannah Laming will be speaking at the IBA webinar on the impact of the European public prosecutor’s office on the fight against corruption, taking place on the 20th of October 2021. The expert panel will be assessing the legislation regarding the European public prosecutor’s office (EPPO) and the current EU […]

Contentious issues in UK/US extraditions: Nick Vamos comments

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Ever since the US-UK extradition treaty was signed in 2003 there have since been heated arguments about whether it is lopsided. One reason may be that US prosecutors are more aggressive in pursuing extra-territorial cases, such as the case against Autonomy founder, Mike Lynch, whose actions took place in the UK but are alleged to […]

RUSI: Financial Crime Insights podcast. Michael O’Kane speaking

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Michael O’Kane will be speaking on the RUSI (Royal United Services Institute) Financial Crime Insights podcast on 8th of October 2021. This episode will explore the future trajectory of abuse of the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) standards. Listen here.