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Record money laundering fine looms for Big Four Australian bank

Record money laundering fine looms for Big Four Australian bank

20 November 2019

Australia’s financial intelligence agency could hit one of the country’s largest banks with a fine in the trillions of dollars for the largest breach of money laundering law in the nation’s history.

Lawyers for Halkbank say request for special appearance is uncontroversial

Lawyers for Halkbank say request for special appearance is uncontroversial

20 November 2019

King & Spalding has defended its request to make a special appearance to challenge charges against Turkish bank Halkbank over a multi-billion dollar sanctions evasion scheme.

Quebec advocates for beneficial ownership register to bolster corporate transparency

Quebec advocates for beneficial ownership register to bolster corporate transparency

04 October 2019

Quebec’s Ministry of Finance has published a consultation paper with proposals aimed at improving corporate transparency across the Canadian province.

French banking regulator exposes “fragilities” in banking sector

French banking regulator exposes “fragilities” in banking sector

03 October 2019

The Bank of France’s regulatory arm has released an uncharacteristically transparent report that has uncovered anti-money laundering weaknesses across the country’s financial sector.

Danske Bank aims to lead the Nordics’ fight against financial crime

Danske Bank aims to lead the Nordics’ fight against financial crime

25 September 2019

Satnam Lehal, Danske Bank's head of financial crime compliance, spoke to GIR in an interview about the bank's response to one of the world's largest money laundering scandals.

Swedbank waives attorney-client privilege in money laundering probe

Swedbank waives attorney-client privilege in money laundering probe

17 September 2019

Sweden’s oldest bank is allowing prosecutors to scrutinise work carried out by one of its external lawyers amid an investigation into a money laundering scandal that has rocked the Nordic region.

UK must do more to tackle “absolutely startling” levels of fraud

UK must do more to tackle “absolutely startling” levels of fraud

02 September 2019

People are mistaken if they think that money laundering is the biggest threat within the realm of economic crime, the director general of the UK’s NECC has said.

Norwegian regulator chides DNB over money laundering controls

Norwegian regulator chides DNB over money laundering controls

22 August 2019

Major Norwegian bank DNB has “significant deficiencies” in its compliance with anti-money laundering regulations, Norway’s Financial Supervisory Authority has said.

Current SARs regime may be allowing criminals to slip “through the net”

Current SARs regime may be allowing criminals to slip “through the net”

18 June 2019

Law enforcement agencies waste valuable resources by processing “unnecessary, defensive or poor quality” suspicious activity reports, the Law Commission of England and Wales has said.

Brazilian politicians vote to move money laundering body away from Moro

Brazilian politicians vote to move money laundering body away from Moro

10 May 2019

Transparency International Brazil has warned that removing the body from under the Ministry of Justice “would be a step backward in the fight against corruption”.

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Europe, The Middle East and Africa Investigations Review 2019

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The Geopolitics of Data Transfer

Weng Yee Ng

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Matthew Getz and David Bufton

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