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Online Anonymity: A luxury we can no longer afford?
The past decade has seen an increased use of virtual private networks, cryptocurrencies, whistleblowing, targeted marketing, trolling and online scams – all made possible by a perceived online anonymity. The question whether online anonymity should go the way of the dodo has been debated for some time and has again become a hot topic thanks
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The Importance of the Duty of Full and Frank Disclosure Emphasised Once Again
The recent decision in Banca Turco Romana SA (in liquidation) v Kamuran Cortuk and others [2018] EWHC 662 (Comm) emphasises the importance of the duty of full and frank disclosure in the context of freezing injunctions. In this case, the claimant, a Romanian bank acting through its liquidator, had sought the continuation of freezing injunctions which had
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ACFE 2018 Report to the Nations
The 2018 Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ Report to the Nations provides a detailed breakdown of occupational fraud from 125 countries. Occupational fraud is defined as the use of one’s occupation for personal enrichment through the deliberate misuse or misapplication of the employing organisation’s resources or assets. The Report identified the most common behavioural indicators
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The Ever Increasing Anti-Bribery, Corruption and Compliance Risks
Risk solutions firm, Kroll, has partnered with ethical business practices firm, Ethisphere, to produce the Anti-Bribery & Corruption Benchmarking Report 2018. The Report shows that organisations continue to be concerned about third party risks with the risk factor of opaque ownership structures increasingly becoming a priority for compliance teams. New forms of payment, such as
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Real or fake? How to ensure art authenticity in the digital age
Forgeries are as old as art itself, but impostors are having a field day in the age of the internet. Fortunately, art scholars, scientists and IT specialists are coming together to protect genuine art works and catch fraudsters.In November last  year, a rediscovered painting by Leonardo da Vinci – fewer than 20 of which survive
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Are you prepared for the new corporate tax evasion offence?
The corporate offence of “failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion” came into force on 30 September 2017. Now corporations must ensure that they have developed a plan for implementing “reasonable prevention procedures”. The offence, introduced under the Criminal Finances Act, makes corporations criminally liable in situations whereby: There has been criminal evasion of
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Airing dirty laundry: when can a hearing be held in private?
When considering whether to pursue a dispute through the Courts, a key consideration – particularly for private clients – is what information could end up in the press.  The general rule is that all hearings will be held in public and key documents from the claim setting out each party’s position (such as the Claim
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Pre-Packaged Insolvency
A pre-pack sale has long been a staple of newspaper headlines and invariably alludes to creditors being “stitched up” by the insolvency process. But what is a pre-pack? The term “pre-pack sale” refers to an arrangement under which the sale of all or part of a company’s business or assets is negotiated with a purchase
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Event Sponsorship
The IFG continues to celebrate its 30th year in business this year and we are excited to announce our next Flagship Fraud Conference in London in November.
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IFG London Flagship Fraud Conference – Thursday 21 November 2024. REGISTER NOW!
Join us for International Fraud Group’s flagship conference in London this autumn.  Engage with international lawyers, forensic accountants, investigators, restructuring and insolvency experts, crypto gurus and many others in the international asset recovery and fraud investigation space. With an exciting programme planned, we welcome two keynote speakers: Tyler Hodgson – International Team Lead at the
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OffshoreAlert – Marbella – 19-21 June 2024
We are excited to that our sponsors Grant Thornton UK LLP, Kevin Hellard and Colin Diss are attending and sponsoring OffshoreAlert Marbella! Get ready to experience an unforgettable blend of business and pleasure at OffshoreAlert Marbella 2024! Set against the stunning backdrop of the Kempinski Hotel Bahía in Estepona, Spain, this premier event will take place from June 19-21. Join us to
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‘Project Prevenirea și Perturbarea’ (Project Prevent & Disrupt (PSP)), Press Release, STOP THE TRAFFIK
With funding from the UK Home Office and British Embassy Bucharest, as well as the International Fraud Group, STOP THE TRAFFIK (STT) launches ‘Project Prevenirea și Perturbarea’ (Project Prevent & Disrupt (PSP)), a programme aiming to disrupt sexual exploitation between Romania and the UK. Right now, the Romania to UK route is heavily run by
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IFG Flagship Fraud Conference. At the Epicenter! Hong Kong, 25th April 2024!
We were delighted at the success of our Spring Conference which was hosted in Hong Kong by Mishcon de Reya LLP in association with Karas So LLP at the Asia Society. A Welcome Address was given by our IFG Chairman Gary Miller and Kevin So, Partner at Karas So LLP which then followed Ken Peng as our Keynote speaker. We had four great panels
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Black Swan free-standing orders available in Cyprus!
Introduction ‘Black Swan’ freestanding injunctions in aid of foreign substantive proceedings, have been available in the BVI since 2010, making the BVI a very appealing jurisdiction for claimants seeking to safeguard their interests. However, in May 2020 the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal in Broad Idea International Limited v Convoy Collateral Limited BVIHCMAP2019/0026, directly overruled Black Swan. Then,
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OffshoreAlert Miami – 14-16 April 2024
We would like to announce that OffshoreAlert will be delivering their Miami Event on 14-16 2024 at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach 1 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL, United States Launched in 2002, OffshoreAlert Miami is their longest-running event – a destination conference that attracts 350 attendees from dozens of countries who combine business with pleasure, with
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C5 – 18th Edition Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery – Geneva – March 14-15, 2024
We are excited to announce that we are a media partner for American Conference Institute’s Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery Geneva conference that is taking place on March 14-15, 2024, in Geneva! Deemed as the foremost, can’t-miss event each year, the 2023 agenda will be fully revamped, and you don’t want to miss out on
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