Money launderers devise evermore creative ways to use legitimate business to launder the proceeds of crime. The fight against money laundering and terrorist financing is at the top of governments’ and regulators’ agendas. Concrete consequences of those changes include the new AML law passed in July 2008 and the enlargement of primary offences.
Disputes and litigation also tend to arise in times of crisis and upheaval. A clear understanding of disputed events is essential to defining a course of action in any conflict.
In addition, the current downturn is forcing companies to review and streamline operations to remain competitive. This often involves the complex and time-consuming liquidation of branches and activities. Liquidations pose two broad challenges: maximising payouts on divested assets and managing the inherent legal risks.
Finally, fraud and corporate misconduct continue to make headlines. Organisations that are the victims of fraud incur loss of revenues and reputational damage not to mention hefty legal fees. In the wake of the current downturn, governments and authorities are calling for tighter regulation and increased fines.
Reliable expert support is essential to help you manage these situations.
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