Alas, in my opinion many of the most successful criminals are often better strategists than some of the most powerful business executives in the world.
It is 56 years since Bob Dylan released his anthemic song "The Times They Are a-Changin'", but it still proves relevant in many areas of life, including financial crime.
In July 2019 we published a briefing note on a case involving a bank's duty of care to protect its customer against fraud ...
Within this framework there are both public and private networks.
More than half of firms surveyed are considering reviewing their distribution and structuring of investment funds in the next 12 months.
With the emergence of innovative and disruptive technologies, an increasing number of financial services providers are adopting Distributed Ledger Techn
The revised Handbook on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing (Handbook), issued by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC), came into operation on Monday 1 April 2019.
Duff and Phelps
On December 12, 2018, the States of Guernsey voted to approve legislation which represents the culmination of a substantial effort to revise Guernsey's proceeds of crime framework in order to meet the ...
Although the fund finance market has historically been, and continues to be, a particularly low-risk one for lenders
Carey Olsen partner Mark Dunster and counsel Simon Florance consider the recent judgment in Liang v RBC Trustees (Guernsey) Limited – the first time a private law action...
The Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008 defines a "member" of a company as one whose name appears in the company's register of members.
On 30 September 2017, the UK Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the CFA) will come into force, along with its newly-focused corporate criminal offences of failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion.
On 27 April 2017, the Criminal Finances Act 2017 received Royal Assent. It is expected to come into effect in September 2017, and will introduce the new corporate criminal offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion.
Bedell Cristin Cayman Partnership
Guernsey's Policy and Resources Committee has recently submitted its proposals for the establishment of a register of beneficial ownership for consideration by the States of Guernsey...
We were recently instructed by a Bank in relation to a regulatory matter. The Bank had made a suspicious activity report to the Financial Investigation Unit ("FIU") due to their concerns about the potential source of funds in an account.
In October 2015 we reported on the UK's consultation papers outlining HMRC's proposed two pronged approach to tackling facilitators and enablers of offshore tax evasion.
There must have been close to an audiblesigh of relief from banks and other financialinstitutions when the final decision in thelandmark case Shah and another v HSBCPrivate Bank (UK) Ltd ("Shah") was handeddown by the High Court of Justice in May2012, not least because it ended four and ahalf years of litigation, six reported decisions(three from the Court of Appeal) and a gooddeal of uncertainty during that time.