COMMERCIAL CRIME, CORRUPTION AND FRAUD
ICAC INVESTIGATIONS AND TRIALS
INSIDER DEALING AND SFC INVESTIGATIONS
JUDICIAL REVIEW AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
RESTRAINT, CONFISCATION AND FORFEITURE OF ASSETS
The battle against money laundering is a fierce one in Hong Kong. International crime syndicates seek to move millions of dollars through banks here to hide their assets and the laws that seek to prevent them are draconian. These laws also affect more modest enterprises and can bring people moving money around legitimately under suspicion. Difficulties may arise for example where money that is not the proceeds of crime is brought into Hong Kong from the PRC through underground banks, sometimes in breach of the PRC exchange controls.
Barristers at Central Chambers have frequently both prosecuted and defended in money laundering cases with successful outcomes. This aspect of the criminal law is closely associated with Commercial Crime and Fraud which we regard as a specialty in these Chambers.