Region: European Union

UK, France urged to tighten up corporate liability for money laundering

The Council of Europe has said 14 countries including the UK are failing to comply with international standards for holding companies liable for money laundering.

21 January 2022

Second EPPO prosecution targets Bulgarian forestry official

The European Union’s anti-corruption office has filed its second indictment, targeting a public official in Bulgaria for allegedly receiving bribes from the owner of an agricultural company.

20 January 2022

EU banking regulator: de-risking is undermining financial crime efforts

The European Banking Authority has warned that EU authorities are losing opportunities to detect suspicious transactions because lenders are too eager to cut ties with risky customers.

06 January 2022

EPPO secures first conviction

24 November 2021

European court: Estonia’s privilege system breaches human rights

The European Court of Human Rights has found that Estonia’s legal system lacks crucial protections regarding the legal professional privilege of lawyers under investigation.

17 November 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

EPPO and European Court of Auditors boost cooperation

06 September 2021

EU court: tax offenders can be charged with laundering the proceeds

03 September 2021

EU seeks to reinforce function of bank compliance officers throughout the continent

The EU’s banking regulator has set out draft guidelines designed to establish a clear, consistent understanding of the role of anti-money laundering compliance officers in financial institutions across the bloc.

03 August 2021

Swiss privilege ruling a concern for companies seeking legal advice outside of Europe

One Swiss lawyer said the country’s parliament should examine the “unacceptable” ruling that permits prosecutors to seize legal advice given by lawyers outside of Europe in certain circumstances.

23 July 2021

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