UK ‘Magnitsky-style’ provisions come into force 31 Jan.

The UK government has passed the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (Commencement No. 4) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/78), which, among other things, brings section 13 of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 into force on 31 January 2018. Section 13 deals with the UK’s ‘Magnitsky-style’ provisions by expanding the definition of “unlawful conduct” under Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) to include conduct (occurring outside...

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About Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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