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Post-Brexit sanctions webinars…

UK sanctions policy and compliance after the transition period As part of the changes to the UK’s sanctions framework, existing EU sanctions regimes are being transitioned into UK law through regulations made under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018. EU sanctions will no longer apply in the UK from 11pm […]

May 2020: NCA guidance on making better SARs

There’s much more in this document, but I thought I’d highlight Section 6 (“good practice tips): Always  identify as clearly as possible the suspected benefit from criminal conduct (the ‘criminal property’) including, where possible, the amount of benefit  identify the reason(s) for suspecting that property is criminal property […]

UK publishes 2019-2022 Economic Crime Plan

The economic crime plan sets out 7 priority areas that were agreed in January 2019 by the Economic Crime Strategic Board, the ministerial level public-private board charged with setting the UK’s strategic priorities for combatting economic crime: develop a better understanding of the threat posed by economic crime and our […]

The British know their names…

The UK’s Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee has put together a nice little document called “A Guide to Names and Naming Practices”, which has sections about how names are constructed around the world. For example: In Africa, there are sections for Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa Nigerian names, as well […]

UK Export Control Symposium Announced

The next Export Control Symposium will take place in London on Thursday 30 May 2019. Export Control Symposia organised by the Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) have become very popular over the last few years, and there are now two events each year. On 30 May the event will, as usual, commence with […]