New rules to speed up freezing and confiscating criminal assets across the EUJan 11, 2018
I read this press release on the European Parliament website today I was wondering if anyone else appreciated the irony of the Civil Liberties Committee approving a regulation which makes it easier to confiscate assets internationally “even if they are not the direct proceeds of crime”, “even if they belong to a third party” and “even if there is no conviction”. On the basis this will get rubber-stamped it will become effective six months after coming into force. I wonder if that will be before or after 29 March 2019 and, if it’s before will the UK adhere to it once we leave the EU? Watch this space - the link to the article is http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20180111IPR91501/new-rules-to-speed-up-freezing-and-confiscating-criminal-assets-across-the-eu
Ben Brocklehurst is a vastly experienced lawyer with particular expertise in defending high value white collar crime and related Restraint/Confiscation proceedings.