Injunctions against “persons unknown” have increased in popularity in recent years; however, the recent judgment in MBR Acres Ltd and others v McGivern  EWHC 2072 has cast doubt on the how widely these injunctions can take effect in future. Following this judgment parties will have to carefully consider whether it will be possible to prove an unknown person is bound by the injunction and it can be enforced against them.
A crisis can take many different forms. Depending upon the nature of the business in question, a crisis can mean a crippling cyber-attack, material fraudulent activity coming to light, a whistleblower raising serious allegations of impropriety, or something else entirely that is unique to the business.
The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 has received Royal Assent. The intention of the act is to crack down on illicit finance and expand the UK Government’s ability to monitor and disrupt those individuals engaged in money laundering or sanction evasion related activities. This post considers the key features of the new legislation.