Hard Brexit Could Put Chinks In UK's Financial Crime Armor

Law360, London (March 26, 2019, 7:55 PM GMT) -- This week's Brexit voting deadline could propel Britain out of the European Union without a regulatory safety net in April, a process that would open chinks in the country's defenses against fraud and financial crime that may never be closed. 

Britain’s EU membership allows it to participate in bloc-wide mechanisms that help it request joint investigations, issue EU arrest warrants and extradite its own offenders to face trial in the U.K. The partnership allowed bodies such as the National Crime Agency and Serious Fraud Office to share intelligence seamlessly with their EU counterparts.

Those arrangements are now under threat if Britain...

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