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International Asset Tracing and Recovery Course returns for a second year by popular demand
When: 3 days over 3 consecutive Tuesdays in February-March 2023 (28 February, 7, 14 March) Where: Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London, 67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB Method of delivery: In person. Book your place now! Following the success of the executive course in collaboration with the two leading law firms in
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Gary Miller to chair panel event at International Fraud & Asset Recovery conference
Gary Miller, a Partner in our Fraud Group and Chairman of the International Fraud Group, will chair one of the panel discussions at the first International Fraud and Asset Recovery conference organised by the International Fraud Group and Singapore law firm Oon & Bazul.
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IFG Fighting Against Human Trafficking- Hackathon 2022
We see the launch of our Hackathon to identify the vulnerability of companies’ supply chains to human trafficking and exploitation and help STOP THE TRAFFIK Global and Traffik Analysis Hub do what they do best.
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Gary Miller on Fraud Investigation and Asset Recovery in University World News
The latest report of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) highlights the impact of illicit financial flows on education development and makes recommendations about how the education sector among countries, can be strengthened by using recovered assets. International Fraud Group (IFG) Chair and Fraud Partner, Gary Miller, pointed out that few
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Fraud Insights: Worldwide freezing order continued despite allegations of delay
A recent decision of the High Court in PJSC National Bank Trust and PJSC Otkritie Bank Financial Corporation v Boris Mints and others [2019] EWHC 2061 (Comm) found that it was appropriate to continue a worldwide freezing order in circumstances where there was a good arguable case that the Defendants had used complex structures and methods, involving substantial sums of money, to defraud the Claimant banks despite the absence of any recent evidence of dissipation by the defendants.
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International Strategies for white-collar crime enforcement
The US Department of Justice's ('DOJ') chief of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Unit of the Fraud Section, Daniel Kahn, has commented on the increase in international fraud investigations meaning a greater likelihood that US prosecutors will need to acquire evidence from overseas. He also indicates some of the difficulties this poses and outlines potential solutions.
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Worldwide freezing injunction granted against persons unknown
The jurisdiction to grant worldwide freezing injunctions against persons unknown is now “clearly established”, HHJ Waksman QC confirmed in the recent handing down of his judgment in CMOC Sales & Marketing Ltd v Persons Unknown [2018] EWHC 2230 (Comm). The Claimant in this case, an English company managed by its sister company in the USA,
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Private prosecution success over fraudster
A former car dealer has been jailed for eight years for a multi-million pound investment fraud – even though the Crown Prosecution Service had refused to charge him, BBC News has learned. Paul Sultana was convicted after the company he had defrauded brought a private prosecution – criminal proceedings which are not initiated by the
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