Region: Belgium

Frankfurt to host EU anti-money laundering agency

26 February 2024

FinCEN: European countries are being used for potential sanctions evasion

A US Treasury agency has identified Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom as among the countries where companies may be continuing to trade with Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.

11 September 2023

FCA fines investment company for failings linked to cum-ex trades

The UK’s financial market regulator has brought its fifth cum-ex-related enforcement action against a business, bringing the total amount of FCA penalties linked to the controversial trading practice to £22.5 million.

13 July 2023

BNP Paribas fined €15 million over AML breaches in Belgium

13 July 2023

OAG opens investigation into alleged DRC money laundering scheme

Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into “persons unknown” following allegations that the former president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo laundered stolen funds through bank accounts at UBS.

25 May 2023

Oligarchs lawyer up for EU sanctions challenges

GIR looks at the lawyers hired to represent Russians seeking to overturn their European Union sanctions listings.

13 July 2022

Counsel Watch: the lawyers on the Petrofac and NatWest guilty pleas

A veteran London barrister has acted in the convictions of two corporates in as many weeks, and Clifford Chance has helped resolve financial crime investigations on both sides of the Atlantic.

11 October 2021

European court condemns Belgium over treatment of ex-EU official in bribery probe

Belgian prosecutors violated a former EU official’s right to a fair trial when interrogating him in a corruption investigation linked to Swiss commodities trader Glencore, Europe’s human rights court has ruled.

15 September 2021

Belgium sues individuals over alleged multi-million dollar tax fraud scam

The Belgium tax authority says the individuals received advice from UK company Solo Capital, which has been embroiled in litigation and investigations over controversial cum-ex trading tax refunds.

30 July 2021

UBS reportedly reaches €50 million tax evasion settlement in Belgium

01 July 2021

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