OPINION | Martin Kenney writes for Toronto Star on new US transparency act

In his latest op-ed, for the Toronto Star, our Head of Firm Martin Kenney opines on the likely effectiveness (or otherwise) of the USA’s Corporate Transparency Act, which will create a beneficial ownership database and require the filing of beneficial information from 1st January next year.

WEBINAR | Martin Kenney & Dan Wise speaking to the Beverly Hills Bar Association

On 6th June, our Head of Firm Martin Kenney, along with Partner Dan Wise, will be taking part in a webinar hosted by the Beverly Hills Bar Association – ‘Cross-Border Divorces and Succession Litigation Issues, a Trip through Alice’s Looking Glass – Part Two’.

ANALYSIS | MKS on UK’s new ‘Fraud Strategy’

The UK government has announced a (much-delayed) new national “Fraud Strategy” – the first since 2011 – but will it be enough? Not by a long shot, argues our Head of Advocacy, Charles Bott KC, who says that tackling fraud has been under-resourced and off the radar as a government priority for far too long.

OPINION | Why FinCen’s proposed public corporate register will be ‘near useless’

The US Treasury has been eager to establish a corporate ownership registry in its battle against dirty money. Yet the American Bankers Association has described what’s being floated under the Corporate Transparency Act (due to come into force in the US next year) as “fatally flawed”.

PODCAST NEWS! Tony McClements speaks to the ACFE

Our Head of Investigations, Tony McClements, recently spoke to John Duffley of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) about some of the challenges facing fraud investigators today, including the differences between working in the civil and criminal law spheres.