Former judges are seeking what they describe as a “National Integrity Commission” to restore public trust in Australian democracy – Martin Kenney says every country needs such a public body to tackle corruption.
A Scottish newspaper asserts that Alisher Usmanov, an Uzbek-born Russian billionaire who was a major shareholder in the Premier League football club, Arsenal , may be behind a Scottish entity that appears to be funnelling funds to and from Uzbekistan.
Martin Kenney has been selected as one of Who‘s Who Legal’s “Global Elite” Thought Leaders for 2019. Read the Q&A with Martin on law, fraud, asset recovery and his cases here.
A Russian oligarch’s divorce case is turning into a classic global asset recovery struggle.
The UK’s National Crime Agency said there were now signs that criminals were finding new tax havens where they could exploit lax regulation and hide their links to corrupt assets.
The criminal investigation into Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal must be conducted in tandem with a multifaceted, multi-jurisdictional, multidisciplinary civil asset recovery investigation, says Martin Kenney
Martin Kenney is scathing about an alleged $8.3 billion Danske Bank money laundering scandal via Estonia, which partly relied on false data being submitted to the UK’s Companies House. The bank’s punishment so far? A “stern ticking off.”
We need to have an effective whistleblower program to hang like a Sword of Damocles over those who think they can act dishonestly and with impunity, argues Martin Kenney.
Asset recovery is a term generally used to describe efforts made by a victim of a crime, usually a fraud, to get his or her stolen value back. It is a burgeoning area of practice, in major part because the quantum of value stolen and the overall risk has increased so much over the last 25 years.
The Panama Papers made a difference, but bashing Britain’s overseas territories because of historical failings rectified years ago needs to stop.