From Panama to Paradise: Does the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 Go Far Enough?

This seminar will be co-hosted by the Centre for Business Law and Practice and the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies.


This paper highlights the association between the United Kingdom and financial crime as exposed by the Panama and Paradise Papers and challenges the rating provided by the Financial Action Task Force in its 2018 Mutual Evaluation Report. The paper presents evidence that the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 does not go far enough and continues to represent a disjointed financial crime strategy.

Speaker bio

Professor Ryder is a Professor in Financial Crime at the University of the West of England, Bristol and is the Associate Head for Research and Knowledge Exchange for the Department of Law. He previously taught at Swansea University and the University of Glamorgan. He is currently a member of five editorial boards including Financial Regulation International, Criminal Law News, Current Criminal Law, Business and Management Research and Lloyd’s Law Reports Financial Crime. Professor Ryder is also the series editor of ‘The Law Relating to Financial Crime’ for Routledge Cavendish and ‘Risky Groups and Control’ for Palgrave MacMillan. He has written extensively on areas of white collar crime and his publications include Money Laundering an Endless Cycle? A Comparative Analysis of the Anti-Money Laundering Policies in the USA, UK, Australia and Canada (Routledge Cavendish, 2012), The Law Relating to Financial Crime in the United Kingdom (Ashgate, 2013), Commercial Law: Principles and Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and Financial Crime in the 21st Century – Law and Policy (Edward Elgar, 2011).

This event will be moderated by Dr Ilaria Zavoli, School of Law, University of Leeds.

Booking information

This one-hour event is free and open to all. It will be streamed live via Zoom (registration is required).

Joining instructions will be sent 24 hours before the event via email once you have registered.

Register via eventbrite