Top law expert drills down into new rules on dirty money flow to UK

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The UK is finally delivering on its promise of a transparency register of overseas corporate ownership of real estate, says Edward Craft, corporate partner at Wedlake Bell LLP and chair of the Company Law Committee of The Law Society of England and Wales. After a dramatic and high-paced progression through the Houses, the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 (ECA) was passed into law in the early hours of 15 March 2022, with Her Majesty apparently staying up late to give her assent. The new law, introduced to Parliament at the beginning of March 2022, was based on a ...

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