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About Nick Burkill

Nick Burkill is Head of Dorsey & Whitney's London Trial department, the co-chair of the firm’s Anti-Corruption Practice Group and Chair of the Anti-Fraud Network. He is ranked as one of the top commercial and fraud litigators in the UK and identified by the Chambers UK directory as an expert on the UK’s Bribery Act. He has extensive experience in domestic and international investigations and disputes concerning fraud and corruption. Nick is an accredited mediator, solicitor advocate and a regular speaker and commentator.

Contact Details:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7826 4583
Email: burkill.nick@dorsey.com

Letter from the Editor, July 2015

 Aside from the high profile investigations and charges against multinational companies that have dominated the news, has China’s anti-corruption campaign had any real impact on commercial bribery? If so, what? The Anti-Fraud Network commissioned Dorsey & Whitney China and Blackpeak to … Continue reading

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Has China’s Anti-Corruption Drive Had Any Real Impact on Commercial Bribery?

        It is impossible to ignore the anti-corruption campaign launched by China’s president, Xi Jinping. Aside from the high profile investigations and charges against multinational companies that have dominated the news, has the campaign had any real … Continue reading

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Letter from the Editor, June 2015

In this issue, Deirdre Lyons and I take a look at the ways in which virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin, pose a challenge for anti-money laundering enforcement. I will be speaking at the Construction Law: Contracts & Dispute Management conference … Continue reading

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Virtual currency: a new challenge for international AML enforcement

Virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin, present new challenges for international anti-money laundering (AML) enforcement. Whilst they have legitimate uses, they offer real-time, low-profile conduits for criminals to transfer funds and launder traditional currencies in a vacuum, outside international banking laws … Continue reading

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Letter from the Editor, May 2015

In this issue, Nick Blank and Frank Hong take a look at the fine art of investigating corrupt  behaviour in China and how to manage the subsequent dismissal process. I will be speaking at the Construction Law: Contracts & Dispute … Continue reading

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Letter from the Editor, April 2015

In this issue, Alan Day, Director of AKD Services, looks at the similarities between anti-fraud security and physical security, and suggests that we could learn from the physical security systems that we take for granted and apply them to our … Continue reading

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Letter from the Editor, March 2015

In this issue, Jack Husbands from British Virgin Islands (BVI) law firm, Walkers Global, takes a look at a number of developments in the BVI that have improved creditor access to the courts and their subsequent chances of recovering their … Continue reading

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Letter from the Editor, February 2015

In this issue, Carlos Rivas examines developments in El Salvador mark a new era for the country. Changes to the Money Laundering and Assets Act, as demanded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation in return for a potential US$277 million in … Continue reading

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Letter from the Editor, December 2014

In this issue, AFN Board member Greg Valenti explains the legal regime in Italy that governs fraud committed through debit and credit cards. The first part of the article addresses the relevant legal provisions; the second considers the stance taken … Continue reading

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Letter from the Editor, November 2014

In this issue, Carine Smith Ihenacho, global Chief Compliance Officer of Statoil and I take a close look at Statoil’s anti-corruption efforts. These can be seen as a best practice template even for smaller companies and companies with a different … Continue reading

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