The G7’s move to “standardise” corporate tax rates across the globe is short-sighted and may well have long term, detrimental (and unintended) side effects.
The crimes linked to the COVID-19 pandemic are particularly insidious. The EU is preparing to battle this fraud and corruption by setting up a new European Public Prosecutor’s Office.
We are sitting on an immense COVID-fraud timebomb, which governments will struggle to resolve, warns Martin Kenney.
Martin Kenney & Co and managing partner Martin Kenney has once again been recognised for its excellence in asset recovery by the influential Chambers & Partners.
The continuing ramifications of the Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme reminds us that in the battle against corruption, it’s time actions were matched to words.
The problem with the Serious Fraud Office is that it has constantly tried to over-hype itself and then under-delivered, argues our Senior Investigator, Tony McClements.
One of Allen Stanford’s victims said that Stanford was worse than Bernie Madoff, who has just died, because Stanford targeted middle-class investors. “He stole more than millions,” the victim said, “he stole our lives as we knew them.”
With new vaccines finally coming online and the impact of extended lockdowns and better testing regimes, there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel after the terrible year that was 2020.
UWOs were intended to empower UK law enforcement agencies to attack the UK-based assets of high-net worth individuals with shady pasts who owned assets of questionable origin. They could also be used to target UK-held assets of politically exposed persons (PEPs) suspected of grand corruption in their home states.
The fraud epidemic in the UK is now a national security threat, warns a venerable think tank.