Welcome to the latest issue of The Anti-Fraud Network Newsletter:

Letter from the Editor, July 2016

This issue, we have two extremely practical and helpful articles. The first is by Jim Mintz from Mintz Group, and provides guidance on selecting and managing outside investigators.  When a firm is in trouble and facing prosecution, it can avoid criminal sanction by mending its ways under the watchful eye of a corporate compliance monitor. In our second article, Nigel Coles of Exiger looks at how to manage this highly nuanced relationship.

We also have an article from Steven Nelson, Michael Robbins and Janet Wong from Dorsey on protecting against email wire fraud scams and recovering funds wired to Hong Kong.

We are always interested in articles and book reviews written by AFN members and readers. If you would like to contribute to the AFN newsletter or the website, please contact us.

We’re also delighted to offer AFN members and newsletter readers a 15% discount on C5’s 5th Miami Forum on Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery on 17 and 18 October in Miami. This year, Fraud Miami will attract over 140 senior fraud litigation and asset recovery professionals from Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the UK and the US. The event is an excellent platform for benchmarking, learning, networking and exploring the very latest tools and techniques for asset recovery. For more information, email Nathan Denham at n.denham@c5-online.com, or to book your place, click here and use discount code TAFND17.

Nick Burkill

In This Issue:

Top tips for selecting and managing outside investigators

JimMintzThe work that top investigative services firms do for their clients is important and valuable; it can, must and will continue. But in too many instances, and for far too long, some investigators have been presenting their work as a mysterious, “dark art”, and their clients have sometimes been too willing to accept it. In reality, investigative services must be carried out according to an appropriate and approved set of ground rules, within the law, and with a high degree of transparency and accountability. Continue reading

He’s watching for a sign*: Working effectively with a Corporate Compliance Monitor

Nigel Coles 2016In the UK, a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) is an agreement between a prosecutor and a company–but not an individual–which the prosecutor is considering prosecuting for any one, or more, of a number of offences of financial crime as defined in the Crime and Courts Act by Parliament in 2013. Whilst designated offences include theft, conspiracy to defraud, customs and excise offences, forgery, fraud, and contraventions of the Financial Services and Markets Act, those most likely to feature in DPAs are offences of bribery and corruption, or of money laundering. Continue reading

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The Anti-Fraud Network is a network of professionals who specialise in the prevention and investigation of fraud and white collar crime, and the pursuit of claims arising out of the theft or other dishonest appropriation of assets, corruption, misuse of confidential information or similar breaches of duty. Recovering the proceeds of fraud and corruption is one of the truly global problems facing organisations today. Proceeds rarely stay in the country where they have been stolen. For organisations to recover stolen or corrupt assets they need access to lawyers and professionals specialising in their recovery across the world.

The Anti-Fraud Network is dedicated to providing access to trusted points of contact across the globe and offering a unified first-class international service to clients, at a time when experience, speed, co-operation and highly responsive service are most important.

The Anti-Fraud Network has been Highly Commended by the Financial Times in the 2008 FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Report.

UK Bribery Act Interview

Awards

Corporate IntlNamed 2013 “Anti-Corruption Law Firm of the Year in London” by Corporate INTL’s Global Awards Publication.

Corporate INTL, 2013

Chambers and Partners LogoNicholas Burkill of Dorsey & Whitney is an expert in bribery and corruption matters, and is widely considered by sources to be an authority on the implications of the new Bribery Act. Sources describe Burkill as “extremely personable, very bright, client-focused and always looking for the best commercial solutions.”

Chambers 2011

The Legal 500 - United KingdomThe Dorsey team is an excellent choice for tax and fraud disputes, and group head Nicholas Burkill is ‘an enormously experienced fraud litigator, with great depth of knowledge; intelligent and hardworking, with an excellent sense of humour. One of the best around’.

Legal 500 2010

Dorsey & Whitney’s practice head Nicholas Burkill is a ‘cool-headed and determined litigator’.

Legal 500 2011