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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Join us at the C5 Conference

Join Mishcon de Reya and members of Essex Court Chambers for our drinks reception during the Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery Miami C5 Conference. Mishcon de Reya and members of Essex Court Chambers invite you to attend our joint drinks reception on Monday 25th September, 19.00 – 21.00, at the Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Avenue… Read more »

Join us at the C5 Conference

The IFG proudly sponsors the annual C5 Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery Conference in Geneva on 16 & 17 March 2017. Hotel de la Paix, a Ritz Carlton Partner Hotel 11 Quai du Mont Blanc 1211 Genève Suisse (view map) If you are attending, we would be delighted if you could join us for a drinks reception… Read more »

ACFE Fraud Conference Europe

Meet other CFEs across Europe at the 2017 ACFE Fraud Conference Europe, 19-21 March | London, U.K. Join top anti-fraud professionals in London for the 2017 ACFE Fraud Confer-ence Europe, and learn the latest trends in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence. With dynamic educational opportunities, experienced instructors and invaluable networking opportunities, this event offers the… Read more »

Court of Appeal Rules on Reverse Burden of Proof in Corruption Case

Reverse burden of proof provisions have been the subject of considerable debate both in Ireland and abroad. Recently the Court of Appeal, in a rare judgment on the interpretation of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906, upheld a provision which imposes a reverse burden of proof in certain bribery cases. The judgment relates to an… Read more »