Opinion: Lawyers must be “first line of defence” in anti-money laundering campaign

The Government has taken tough action on money laundering, but lawyers now have a crucial role to play, argue the Minister for Security and Economic Crime, Ben Wallace, and Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC.

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By Yana Dianova Since August 10, 2017, the Federal Law of July 29, 2017 No. 216-FZ has been in effect in Russia, providing for the legal basis for establishment and operation of innovation scientific and technological centres in order to implement the priorities of the scientific and technological development of the Russian Federation, increase the investment […]

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