G7 Agreement on Global Minimum Tax Will Further Squeeze the Caribbean
Bruce Zagaris distilled the G7 agreement and how the global minimum tax initiatives deprive the Caribbean.
Enacting U.S. Corporate Transparency Act Was ‘Modest First Step’
Worldwide Tax Daily quoted Bruce Zagaris' remarks on the Corporate Transparency Act during a Federal Bar Association conference on the lawyer as a gatekeeper.
Blogs of Interest
French Donor Contributes More than $500k to U.S. Alt-Right before Capitol Assault
Bruce Zagaris explains the importance of redefining counter-terrorism financial enforcement after the 6 January events that occurred at the US Capitol.
Journalists Release FinCEN Files as U.S. Officials Mull Anti-Money-Laundering Rules
Friday Tax Notes Int'l published Bruce Zagaris’ article, Journalists Release FinCen Files as U.S. Officials Mull Anti-Money-Laundering Rules.
Assisting law enforcement in Latin America
In this blog for the International Enforcement Law Reporter, Bruce Zagaris describes the U.S. Secretary of State’s notable visit to Suriname and Guyana in an effort to enhance law enforcement assistance.
Opinion Underscores Need for Formal Rules on U.S. Lawyers’ Duty to Avoid Aiding in Crime or Fraud
Bruce Zagaris addresses legal ethics in the U.S., gatekeepers’ regulation, and the potential liability of U.S. lawyers for failing to ask enough questions of new and existing clients in this article.
Public-private partnerships against wildlife crime
The second in a series in a series of joint publications with the Basel Institute on Governance looks at the role of public-private partnerships in tackling illegal wildlife trade. See the perspective of Academy Fellow Bruce Zagaris on this topic.
EU Issues Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Action Report
Bruce Zagaris, in his article for the International Enforcement Law Reporter blog, outlines the European Commission's newly issued action plan to strengthen its enforcement, supervision and coordination of the EU’s rules to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
Justice Continuity Project
Fellows of The International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators have surveyed their respective jurisdictions to report how they are coping with the pandemic within the context of each particular situation.
U.S. Returns $300 Million to Malaysia from U.S. Forfeitures in 1MDB Case
In his post for the International Enforcement Law Reporter, Bruce Zagaris looks at how the the U.S. Department of Justice has returned, to date, more than $600 million of misappropriated funds to the Malaysian government, following investigations into 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Malaysia’s investment development fund. The latest $300 million recovery was announced April 14.
Economic Sanctions Are Undermining Financial Suasion
In his article in the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation's December issue of "Prosperitas," Bruce Zagaris examines how the increased use of economic sanctions, especially by the United States, has diminished their effectiveness and has caused unintended consequences, including unprecedented alliances.
FATF Highlights Ways to Tackle Beneficial Ownership Opacity
Bruce Zagaris was interviewed by Taxnotes about the FATF report on beneficial ownership.
FARA’s Wide Scope
Contributing to “Global Investigations Review,” Professor Bruce Zagaris explains that while there may be more enforcement tools and actions under FARA, compliance still lacks.
Can the World Stop the Bucking Bronco? The Need to Balance the Expanding Anti-Money Laundering Regimes
Prosperitas published Bruce Zagaris’ analysis on the need to balance increasing anti-money laundering regimes.
9 Jurisdictions Blacklisted by the EU as ‘Tax Havens’
Bruce Zagaris reports for the “IELR Blog” that the European Union has added nine jurisdictions to its list of countries it characterizes as “tax havens” and “non-cooperative.”
A Year in International Enforcement Law
For the "International Enforcement Law Reporter Blog," Bruce Zagaris and assistant editor Zarine Kharazian recapped their coverage of 2018 developments in enforcement law on a global scale.
Bruce Zagaris Unpacks Huawei Executive’s Extradition Case
In a blog post for the “IELR Blog,” Bruce Zagaris looks at the charges pending against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who faces extradition to the U.S. from Canada stemming from her dealings with an Iranian mobile phone company. Those deals allegedly circumvent U.S. sanctions against Iran.
Bruce Zagaris Explains Indictments in Panama Papers Investigation
In his post for the International Enforcement Law Reporter’s blog, Bruce Zagaris explains the indictment that charges four individuals with wire fraud, money laundering and other financial crimes uncovered by the Panama Papers investigation.