US and UK Govt on tackling global financial crime

US & UK Govt collaborate to develop prize challenges to generate technology innovation to help tackle the global challenge of financial crime. Privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) could play a transformative role in addressing these financial crimes…

UK Govt publishes ‘The Economic Crime Act 2022’

Civil monetary penalties can be applied to persons for breaches of financial sanctions with no requirement for the Treasury to prove that the person had knowledge or reasonable cause to suspect their activity breached sanctions…

UK Govt on The Economic Crime Act 2022

The aim of the Act is to increase the transparency of ownership of UK property by overseas entities, by identifying the beneficial owners of those entities. ‘Overseas entities’ owning ‘qualifying property’ are required to register and…

UK issues licence for sale of Chelsea Football Club

The sale of Chelsea FC to US investor Todd Boehly has been approved by the UK Govt, bringing a close to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s near 20-year ownership of the football club. The approval of the £4.25 billion ($5.3 billion) sale…

UK targets Russian airlines with new sanctions

State-owned Aeroflot, Russia’s largest airline, Ural Airlines and Rossiya Airlines will now be unable to sell their unused, lucrative landing slots at UK airports – preventing Russia from cashing in on an estimated £50 million…