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November 19, 2014 12:00 AM  | Link
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November 5, 2014 11:28 AM | Permalink |
Jamie Humphreys
In November 2014, the World Bank's Stolen Asset Recovery (StAR) Initiative published Public Wrongs, Private Actions: Civil Lawsuits to Recover Stolen Assets. read more
November 5, 2014 9:38 AM | Permalink |
James Maton
The Third Arab Forum on Asset Recovery (AFAR III) took place on the 1st to 3rd November 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. read more
August 5, 2014 11:53 AM | Permalink |
Jamie Humphreys
Issues with the funding of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) were discussed in a parliamentary debate last month. read more
July 30, 2014 1:36 PM | Permalink |
James Maton
The English Court of Appeal has considered whether a defendant is required to give up the profits made from a transaction where he has dishonestly assisted another to breach fiduciary duties owed to the claimant. read more
July 28, 2014 2:49 PM | Permalink |

This article is a very interesting and useful summary of asset recovery remedies available in civil law countries, linked to case studies.

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July 24, 2014 3:09 PM | Permalink |
James Maton
The lack of political will is undoubtedly the biggest obstacle to investigating and prosecuting corruption and to bringing proceedings to recover the proceeds of corruption. read more
July 17, 2014 5:10 PM | Permalink |
James Maton
A public official receives a bribe to award a contract. Does the bribe “belong” to the official or to the state that he or she represents? read more
June 9, 2014 10:34 AM | Permalink |
Stephen Huggard
Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit rendered a decision that will now make it more likely for companies dealing with government controlled entities abroad to face liability under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). read more
The Sunday Times exposé on 1 June 2014 made further allegations concerning the integrity of Qatar’s winning big to host the World Cup in 2022. read more
The great irony of the European Court of Justice’s (“CJEU”) decision concerning Google and the ‘right to be forgotten’ is that the original complainant now has his name at the front and centre of the Judgment, plastered across every legal précis, and when one now searches his name in Google, the very reason for his original complaint is easily identifiable. read more