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A summary of the key legislative and enforcement developments in white collar crime across Europe

This edition covers a significant number of financial crime developments from across Europe and enforcement actions in many industry sectors, including pharmaceuticals, energy, TMT, manufacturing, financial services and logistics.

Investigating authorities need information, and the opacity of corporate structures and the difficulty of accessing communications data from overseas communication service providers can often make this very challenging. In this regard, we see a move towards greater transparency of beneficial ownership of companies, driven by 5MLD.

From the US and the EU there are efforts to make it easier for prosecutors to obtain electronic communications data from overseas communications service providers.

Looking ahead, Brexit will undoubtedly impact on AML and sanctions law and practice in the UK, and EU. We will be covering more on that once the timing becomes more certain.

Please click here to view the full 2018/Q4 report or click through the tabs above for specific subjects.

Please see Looking ahead section for information on forthcoming developments. And for previous edition of the Report see the Archive section.

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