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Money Laundering in the UK: The State of Play, Part Three, Web Series

On the third and final episode of Money Laundering in the UK: The State of Play, host Tom Allen QC of Cloth Fair Chambers examines the Magnitsky sanctions regime, introduced in the United Kingdom in July 2020 as a way to place significant economic restrictions on those suspected of human rights abuse.  Tom also gives viewers a detailed look at the ongoing reforms to Companies House, the UK’s registrar of companies, which aims to improve transparency in UK markets.  In this episode, hear from Amanda Pinto QC of 33 Chancery Lane, Partner Robert J. Dalling, and Associate Amanda L. Azarian as they discuss the effectiveness of Magnitsky sanctions in combatting money laundering and key issues with transparency in the UK system as it relates to the incorporation of companies.

The complete series can be viewed at the links below.

  • Part one of the series walks us through the history of the UK’s international reputation as a money laundering capital.
  • Part two of the series provides a closer look at some of the powers granted to law enforcement in a bid to tackle the problem of money laundering, including Unexplained Wealth Orders and Account Freezing (and Forfeiture) Orders.
  • Part three of the series examines the Magnitsky sanction regime as an effective tool to combat money laundering and discusses key issues with transparency in the UK system as it related to the incorporation of companies.