• 18 - 19 December 2017, Tbilisi, Georgia

    Martin Polaine was invited by the Council of Europe to lead a training workshop on investigating economic and financial crimes for investigators and prosecutors along with Brian Cook, a financial investigator from the Metropolitan Police. The workshop addressed financial intelligence (including open source), financial investigations, converting intelligence to evidence, evaluating and presenting…
  • 30 November – 1 December 2017, Belgrade, Serbia

    Arvinder Sambei was invited by the Council of Europe to participate in the training of prosecutors and deputy prosecutors on the ECHR standards and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights in application of Article 5 (right to liberty and security) and Article 6 (right to a fair trial) of the Convention. The training was aimed at assisting prosecutors in applying the principles of the…
  • 28 November 2017, Belgrade, Serbia

    Arvinder Sambei was invited to speak at the ‘BREAKING FEAR # What Can Civil Society Do to Save Accountability of Security Governance in the Time of Fear?, hosted and organised by the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, a leading independent think-tank publicly advocating human, national, regional and international security based on democracy and respect for human rights. The one day conference…
  • 20 November 2017, Bucharest, Romania

    Amicus, in partnership with the National Institute for Internal Control of Romania (other partners include Mazars, Dentons, Bureau van Dijk, Transilvania Bank, EBRD & Strands) held a one day discussion forum aimed at the financial sector in Romania and worked through the issues and challenges on internal control including the risk appetite in the banking sector, understanding and identifying…
  • 9 & 10 November 2017, Amman, Jordan

    Liat Shetret of the Global Center on Co-operative Security has been working on the Global Center program on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Technical Assistance Support to the MENA Region, with focus on Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq. As part of that project, Global Center worked with the Iraqi Authorities to develop and draft its National AML/CFT Strategy which was…
  • 8 November 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece

    Arvinder Sambei was part of the OECD training team on asset recovery for Greek judicial, prosecutorial, and law enforcement authorities. The OECD Anti-Corruption Division has an ongoing bilateral project with Greece to help the country implement its National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP), which includes asset recovery. As part of this delivery, the OECD has conducted a number of activities,…
  • 7 November 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Amicus and Chooi & Co, a well-established and recognised law firm in KL, held a ‘Solve’ immersive exercise for representatives from the banking and financial sector to test the rigour of decision making and internal advice, the perils of de-risking and managing client risks when they arise. The scenario was developed by Martin Polaine of Amicus in conjunction with Raphael Tay and Yap Yeong Hui,…
  • 25 October, 2017 Beijing & London: Advantages & Disadvantages of Mediation in State-Investor Disputes

    Martin Polaine gave a presentation by video link on the 'Advantages & Disadvantages of Mediation in State-Investor Disputes' for the International Dispute Resolution Master class being held at the University of International Business and Economics, Hui Bin Bei Lu Beijing, Beijing Shi, 100096 China from 23 - 27 October. The intense week-long master class is aimed at lawyers, arbitrators and cross…
  • 11- 13 October 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    The World Bank/UNODC Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) in partnership with the Sri Lankan Presidential Task Force on Stolen Assets Recovery (START) held a mutual legal assistance (MLA) workshop for prosecutors and investigators engaged in asset recovery in Sri Lanka: the Attorney General’s Department, the FIU, Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) and the…
  • 9 October 2017, General Data Protection Regulation Forum in Bucharest, Romania

    Amicus, in partnership with the National Institute for Internal Control of Romania (INCIR), DLA Piper (Romania) and Reff & Associates (Romania) held a one day forum for senior compliance officers, lawyers, General Counsel, auditors, and internal control professionals on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to come into force on 25 May 2018. The one day discussion forum worked through…
  • 3 & 4 October 2017, ‘Dawn Raid’ Exercise, London

    As part of its on-going relationship of over 6 years with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (FBD), Martin Polaine and Arvinder Sambei, along with a team of Amicus associates, delivered a 2-day practical exercise on ‘dawn raids’ for FBD associates drawn from its offices in UK, Europe and the US. And,…
  • 29 September 2017, Martin Polaine MCIArb

    Martin Polaine has successfully completed the accelerated route to Fellowship assessment and is now a MCIArb (Member of CIArb).
  • 18 – 22 September 2017, Singapore

    Martin Polaine and Sunil Patel attended, and presented, at the Compliance & Transparency Forum held in Singapore (organised by the UK Government) on ‘Dynamic Decision Making in Corruption cases’ (21 September) and ‘Dynamic Decision Making for Banking in Wider AML’ (22 September). Here they are…
  • 21 August – 30 September 2017, London and Singapore

    Public Sector Excellence in Singapore, UNDP’s global anti-corruption project, ‘Anti-Corruption for Peaceful and Inclusive Societies’ (ACPIS), provides policy and program support to participating States and has an overall objective of contributing to the strengthening of national capacities to (i)…
  • 10 August 2017, London

    Martin Polaine gave the keynote address at the LCILP workshop for professionals in the humanitarian sector: in particular, charities and NGOs. The workshop was led by the Former Senior Operational Manager & Former Senior Diplomatic and Legal Advisor at the International Committee of the Red Cross…
  • 11 July 2017, Royal Exchange, London

    In July Amicus Legal Consultants and Riliance hosted a risk roundtable to discuss the changing risk and compliance landscape. The event was attended by representatives from a broad range of industries including; Pharmaceutical, Cloud Technology, Professional Services, journalism and Legal and Risk…
  • June 2017, Paris: PILAG INternational Law Gazette

    The Public International Advisory Group (PILAG) has published its second publication, International Law Gazette, devoted entirely to public international law issues. The publication aims to provide international lawyers with expert coverage of key developments, events and publications in the field…
  • 7 & 8 June 2017, Strasbourg

    Arvinder Sambei was one of the trainers for the CoE training workshop on ‘Effective economic crime and corruption related investigations’, held in Strasbourg for representatives from the Kyrgyz FIU, investigators and prosecutors. For more details of the CoE activites:…
  • 1 – 2 June 2016, Tbilisi, Georgia

    Arvinder Sambei and Martin Polaine contributed to the CoE Training materials (for the CoE Partnership for Good Governance) to include the practice and procedure in Georgia for AML/CFT investigations and prosecutions. The chapter addressed: Relationship between Money Laundering and Terrorism…
  • 16 – 18 May 2017, Astana, Kazakhstan

    Martin Polaine delivered a 3 day workshop for members of the compliance, internal audit, contracts and procurement departments of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, the national railway company. The workshop was held as part of its enhancement of its compliance capability and with a view to considering…
  • 15 May 2017, Paris : PILAG International Law Gazette

    The Public International Advisory Group (PILAG) has published its first online publication, International Law Gazette, devoted entirely to public international law issues. The publication aims to provide international lawyers with expert coverage of key developments, events and publications in the…
  • 20 – 21 April 2017, Kiev, Ukraine

    Arvinder Sambei was invited by the Council of Europe ‘Continued Support to Criminal Justice Reform in Ukraine’ to participate in a seminar on international co-operation at the request of the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine (GPO) and the National Academy of Prosecutors of Ukraine (NAPU). The…
  • US Airstrikes In Syria: A Short Discussion Of The Possible Legal Basis

    Following our earlier briefing paper1 on the chemical attack in Syria, we turn now to the possible legal, rather than moral, justification for the US military action in Syria last week. The US Administration has remained resolutely silent in setting out the legal basis of its action, save to say…
  • When In A Hole...

    Reflections on crisis response in the wake of the United Airlines furore: In the recent past, the airline industry has a mixed record when it comes to managing and responding to a crisis. AirAsia CEO, Tony Fernandes, showed how it should be done when handling the immediate aftermath of the crash of…
  • Syria, Chemical Weapons & International Law: A Legal Snapshot

    Gas! GAS! Quick, boys! - An ecstasy of fumbling Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time, But someone still was yelling out and stumbling And flound'ring like a man in fire or lime.- Dim through the misty panes and thick green light, As under a green sea, I saw him drowning. The words of the poet…
  • 27 February - 3 March, Astana, Kazakhstan

    Arvinder Sambei was one of the trainers on a 5 day workshop for key Kazakh stakeholders dealing with economic and financial crimes (FIU, analysts, and prosecutors). The main focus of the course was on financial intelligence (sources of intelligence, development and handling), in particular, open…
  • The Investment Arbitration Rules (1st January 2017) of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC): A Brief Overview

    Following a public consultation on the draft, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) released its Investment Arbitration Rules (IARs) at the end of December 2016. They became effective on 1st January 2017 and represent an innovative initiative to attract investment arbitration…
  • 28 - 29 December 2016, Marrakesh, Morocco

    Martin Polaine was invited to speak at the Middle East Law Conference on Sport and Arbitration. The conference was aimed at practitioners and law officers from the MENA region and had as its main focus, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution in the Middle East. Martin addressed the likely…
  • Double-tap bombing, aggregation and the tragedies of Yemen and Aleppo

    Two topical thoughts in the light of recent news: Given reports of so-called ‘double-tap bombing’ of targets in Yemen by the Saudi coalition, it bears repeating and emphasising that such targeting is contrary to international humanitarian law. The ‘double-tap’ tactic involves launching an attack or…
  • Marking International Anti-Corruption Day (9 December 2016) with the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Charmian Gooch of Global Witness

    The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) marked International Anti-Corruption Day by hosting a discussion with Charmian Gooch, co-founder of Global Witness, on ‘Banking Corrupt Money: How anonymous companies are used to loot State coffers’. Charmian Gooch set out the background to…
  • Brexit: The Hidden Legislative Consequences?

    Given that Brexit is again dominating the news this week, with The Supreme Court hearing the appeal by the Government against the earlier judgment of the High Court, it is, perhaps, timely to consider one aspect of the post-Brexit legal landscape that will be relevant to lawyers and…
  • Investigatory Powers Act 2016: Quick Overview

    The Investigatory Powers Act received the Royal Assent on 29th November 2016. As a snapshot, it consolidates those powers given to law enforcement and the intelligence services in, principally, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Ac 2014.…
  • Criminal Finances Bill 2017: Are you ready?

    The Criminal Finances Bill is scheduled to enter into law during the summer of 2017. It contains a number of provisions centred on the UK's financial sector and is part of a major initiative that seeks to ensure that benefit is not derived from criminal proceeds. The incoming legislation includes:…
  • Business Schools & Universities: Know Your Risks, Safeguard Your Reputation

    The UK’s National Risk Assessment on Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing (‘the Assessment’) illustrates all too starkly the cost of not recognising the full range of risks that many institutions, including those of academia, often face. The Assessment warns: ‘The majority of those working in…
  • 1 December 2016, London

    Martin Polaine spoke at the 5th Edition Legal Era Indian Conclave, 'Make in India Conclave on Business Trends and Legal Challenges for the New Europe, UK & India' held in London last week. The conference was aimed at working through legal challenges faced by businesses in their jurisdictions of…
  • 23 November 2016

    The OECD opened a Public Consultation on foreign bribery and liability of the legal person in from 23 August – 3 November 2016. The role of the legal person within the context of bribery and foreign bribery, in particular, has been brought into particular focus by the sheer number of US DPAs and…
  • 4 November 2016

    Martin Polaine has been accepted as a member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), and has been awarded the grade of Associate (ACIArb).
  • 31 October – 1 November 2016, Baku, Azerbaijan

    Arvinder Sambei was engaged by the CoE to conduct a two day workshop for Azerbaijani investigators, prosecutors and officials on mutual legal assistance and asset recovery. The workshop topics included: Preventive measures Conviction based confiscation, confiscation in rem and civil recovery Asset…
  • 28 October 2016

    Following the OECD Public consultation on foreign bribery and the liability of legal persons, Martin Polaine and Arvinder Sambei submitted their observations which focussed on the availability of investigation tools, international co-operation, successor liability and the role of indirect evidence…
  • 17 October 2016, London

    Martin Polaine & Arvinder Sambei were invited as guest speakers by the London Centre of International Law Practice (LCILP) for their webinar on ‘Humanitarian Access & Assistance: Has law been outpaced by harsh reality?’ The webinar examined the overarching legal framework for humanitarian…
  • 10 & 11 October 2016, Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia

    Arvinder Sambei was asked by the CoE ‘Human Rights-Friendly Judiciary’, Serbia to speak at two of the roundtable sessions at the ‘Annual Conference of the Judiciary of the Republic of Serbia’ on international and regional human rights law and, in particular, the jurisprudence from the ECtHR. The…
  • 10 October 2016, London

    Martin Polaine was invited as a guest speaker by the London Centre of International Law Practice (LCILP) for their webinar, ‘Out of the Rubble: Implications of the Al Mahdi case’. In August 2016, Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi pleaded guilty before the International Criminal Court (ICC) to intentionally…
  • 4 & 5 October 2016, ‘Dawn raid’ exercise at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (FBD), London

    As part of its on-going relationship of over 6 years with FBD, Martin Polaine and Arvinder Sambei, along with a team of Amicus associates, delivered a 2-day practical exercise on ‘dawn raids’ for FBD associates drawn from its offices in UK, Europe and the US. (http://www.freshfields.com/en/global/)
  • 28 September 2016, London

    Martin Polaine & Arvinder Sambei were invited as guest speakers by Crisis Solution for their webinar on ‘Countering the financing of terrorism (CFT)’, hosted by Jim Preen (Crisis Solutions). The conversation focussed on the international, regional and legal frameworks addressing CFT, raising and…
  • 19 September 2016, Sofia, Bulgaria

    Following the development of an Action Plan for Bulgaria on the implementation of the Recommendations of the ‘Assessment of Institution and Legal Frameworks of the Asset Recovery system in Bulgaria’ by Martin Polaine, he has, today, delivered a training workshop for investigators and prosecutors on…
  • 14 September, 2016, London

    Arvinder Sambei was invited to give the opening address to the launch of the LCILP’s Centre for Anti-Corruption Law, Policy and Compliance.
  • 8 – 9 September, 2016, Tbilisi, Georgia

    Arvinder Sambei was engaged by the CoE, together with Ms Nicole Voorhuis (The Netherlands), to conduct a two day workshop for Georgian investigators and prosecutors on dealing with criminal liability of legal entities. The workshop was undertaken under the auspices of the EU/CoE Programmatic…
  • 6 – 7 September, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    International Association for Counter-terrorism and Security Professionals (IACSP) held its 2016 IACSP ASEAN Security Symposium 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The two-day summit (co-organized by Fleming) brought a range of experts who are well versed with the region and its challenges in dealing…
  • 25 July 2016, Improving Asset Recovery System in Bulgaria, London

    Martin Polaine developed a detailed Action Plan for the implementation of the Recommendations of the ‘Assessment of Institutional and Legal Frameworks of the Asset Recovery system in Bulgaria’. The purpose of the proposed Action Plan was to provide for framework for the implementation of the…
  • 11– 6 July, The Human Rights Friendly Judiciary Project, Zlatibor, Serbia

    The Human Rights Friendly Judiciary Project of the Council of Europe organised the Summer School on the European Convention on Human Rights for undergraduates and postgraduates from Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo and Serbia The week long programme, which included lectures, quiz, practical case study…
  • 6 & 7 September 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - IACSP ASEAN Security Symposium & Awards

    Amicus will be attending these annual ASEAN awards and symposium. The International Association of Counterterrorism and Security Professionals (IACSP), supported by Fleming (Kuala Lumpur) provided this flavour of the event: Speakers from UN, CIA, Interpol and many more will showcase their expertise…
  • 7 June 2016, 'Are You Ready for Brexit?'

    Martin Polaine & Arvinder Sambei were invited as guest speakers today (7 June) for a Brexit webinar, 'Are you ready for Brexit?', hosted by Crisis Solutions. The conversation focussed on the legal implications of Brexit on the following themes: Trade Regulatory change Movement of labour/staffing…
  • 17 & 18 May 2016, Minsk, Belarus

    Martin Polaine & Arvinder Sambei ran a workshop on behalf of the CoE jointly for Belarus prosecutors, judges, investigators and ministerial officials on addressing the challenges in the implementation of criminal liability for legal persons. Martin wrote a technical paper, which formed the basis of…
  • 25 – 27 April 2016, Kyiv, Ukraine

    Amicus Legal Consultants was asked to develop a training programme on Economic Crime Investigations for the countries in the CoE Eastern Partnership Framework and a practitioner manual on financial and economic crime investigations. Arvinder Sambei, along with Amicus associate, Mick Allen delivered…
  • April 2016, ICAEW, London

    Martin Polaine was engaged by the ICAEW to write an article on terrorism financing and its importance for accountants. The article ‘Chasing down dirty money’ has been published by London Accountants Magazine. Amicus Legal Consultants will run a 2 hour immersive exercise on terrorism financing on 21…
  • 4 – 8 April 2016, Training at the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ), Malta

    Amicus Legal Consultants was engaged by the Global Center for Cooperative Security (US) in 2015 to develop a detailed manual on ‘Using and Protecting Intelligence Information in Criminal Justice Sector-Led Investigations and Prosecutions for Trainers’. Based on the manual, Martin Polaine and…
  • 31 March, 2016: Tom Fox, Advanced Compliance Solutions interviews Martin Polaine

    Tom Fox of Advanced Compliance Solutions interviewed Martin Polaine on the use of the Solve: Interactive (anonymised debriefing) and Solve: Immersive in the compliance environment. Tom Fox has practiced law in Houston for 30 years. He is now an Independent Consultant, assisting companies with…
  • 21 March, Institute of Chartered Accounts for England & Wales (ICAEW), London

    Martin Polaine (Amicus Legal Consultants) and our associates, Richard Whitby of Crisis Solutions and Bob Murrill, former Scotland Yard Senior Detective gave a joint presentation on decision making in a crisis and negotiation and interviewing skills.
  • 17 March 2016, Crisis Solutions Breakfast Seminar, London

    Arvinder Sambei & Martin Polaine were invited to a breakfast seminar organised by our partners, Crisis Solutions on ‘What makes crisis capability world class?’ The seminar discussed the skills, plans and frameworks that are necessary to elevate crisis management to world class levels. The session…
  • SPORT & GOVERNANCE - 23 February, 2016, London

    Martin Polaine and Arvinder Sambei of Amicus attended Transparency International UK’s corruption in sport event – ‘Foul Play: Corruption in Global Sport’ at The Kia Oval. This marked the launch of the Global Corruption Report (GCR) on sport and drew attendees from a wide range of sports…
  • SPORT & GOVERNANCE - 17-18 February 2016, Brussels

    Martin Polaine gave a presentation on ‘Best Practices to Protect Whistleblowers’ at the European Commission’s workshop on ‘Developing European Initiatives to Fight Match-Fixing’, which took place in Brussels on 17 and 18 February. The event was attended by a wide range of stakeholders, including…
  • 13 February 2016, Westminster School, London

    As part of Amicus’s commitment to education, Martin Polaine spoke at Westminster School’s Model United Nations (WesMUN) Conference 2016 on Saturday. The WesMUN theme for 2016 is: ‘No Target Met until Fully Met for All’: Inclusivity and Sustainability in Global Government after the SDGs.’ The…
  • 3 February 2016, International Development Institute (IDI) Kings College London

    In association with the London Centre for International Law Practice (LCILP), Amicus met with, and presented to, students and staff of the International Development Institute (IDI). Martin Polaine & Sunil Patel led the discussions and focused on the deployment of anonymised debriefing…
  • 25 – 26 January 2016, Prague, Czech Republic

    Martin Polaine was engaged by the Council of Europe (CoE) jointly to conduct a workshop for Czech prosecutors, judges, investigators and ministerial officials on addressing the challenges in the implementation of criminal liability for legal persons. Martin wrote a technical paper, which formed the…
  • 25 January 2016, Thomson Reuters event, London

    Arvinder Sambei attended a seminar on ‘Modern Slavery, Bribery and Corruption: Corporate Compliance with Legal Frameworks’. The discussions were led and facilitated by Nick Grono, CEO, from The Freedom Fund with speakers from Liberty Asia, Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center, Verité and Risk…
  • 21 January 2016, London

    Amicus and Crisis Solutions developed and delivered a ‘cyber attack’/IT security immersive exercise for a London-based security consultancy that has a global reach. The exercise, which focused on all aspects of crisis handling, was followed by an ‘anonymised debriefing’ (Solve: Interactive),…
  • 15 January 2016, Court of Appeal decision in R. v AIL, GH & RH

    The Court found in favour of the Serious Fraud Office and confirmed that bribery of foreign officials was unlawful under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906, even before the amendments made by the Anti-Terrorism, Crime & Security (2001, but entered into force on 14 February 2002). It is worthy of…
  • 23 December 2015, Geneva, Switzerland

    Martin Polaine was a speaker participant at a Roundtable discussion jointly organised by the Geneva International Centre for Justice (GCIJ) and the London Centre for International Law Practice (LCILP), which was held at the Hotel President Wilson. The discussions were part of the GCIJ Event Series…
  • 8 December 2015, UK

    Amicus Legal Consultants have provided detailed written guidance on sanction/restrictive measures for a UK charity.
  • 7 December 2015, London

    Critical Incident Debriefing: Together with our partners, Crisis Solution, the team at Amicus facilitated an anonymised debriefing session for a large international ‘financial’ organisation. The debriefing was conducted with the use of our Solve: Interactive and oral facilitation. The debriefing…
  • 26 – 27 November 2015, Belgrade, Serbia

    Arvinder Sambei was engaged by the Council of Europe (CoE) (PACS, Serbia) to give a presentation on integrity testing for Serbian stakeholders, in particular, the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia (MIRS) and provide an overview on the current edition of the draft law (Rulebook on…
  • 25 November 2015, UK

    Our partners, Crisis Solutions, invited Amicus Legal Consultants to co-facilitate a half-day crisis management exercise for a leading car manufacturer.
  • 18 – 20 November 2015, Baku, Azerbaijan

    Martin Polaine was engaged by the Council of Europe (CoE) to jointly conduct a two day workshop for the Azerbaijan Anti-Corruption Directorate on dealing with criminal liability of legal entities (Martin's paper is entitled Liability of the Legal Person (Entity)). The issue of the liability of the…
  • 15 – 17 November 2015, Kyiv, Ukraine

    Martin Polaine was invited as one of 20 international anti-corruption experts to speak at the International Anti-Corruption Conference organised by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and National Reforms Council in partnership with, amongst other, the OECD, UNDP, Council of Europe, European…
  • 9 – 13 November 2015, Training at the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ), Malta

    Amicus Legal Consultants was engaged by the Global Center for Cooperative Security (US) to develop a detailed manual on ‘Using and Protecting Intelligence Information in Criminal Justice Sector-Led Investigations and Prosecutions for Trainers’. Based on the manual, Martin Polaine and Arvinder…
  • 3 November 2015, Nabarro, London

    Amicus Legal Consultants, in partnership with their associates, CloudQast, ran a critical incident Solve:Immersive exercise at Nabarro, London on bribery (UK Bribery Act & US FCPA), corporate governance, handling whistleblowers (duty of care issues etc) internal investigations, self-reporting to…
  • 26 – 28 October 2015, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA), Kuala Lumpur

    Martin Polaine was invited for the second year to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA) The International Certified Integrity Officer Course to present and lead discussions on the international anti-corruption instruments, Global Anti-Corruption initiatives, the UK Bribery Act 2010 and the…
  • 16 October 2015, Oxfam UK

    Martin Polaine & Arvinder Sambei ran a one-day workshop for the Fraud And Corruption Team (FACT) at Oxfam on the practical implications of the UK Bribery Act (here and abroad) and an understanding of the Countering of Financing of Terrorism and its relevance to the charity sector. Martin Polaine…
  • 13 October 2015, London: Presentation on UK Bribery Act 2010

    Martin Polaine presented to the Anti-Corruption delegation from the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of PRC. The delegation was headed by Mr. Chen Xuguo, Secretary of CPC Ningxia Commission for Discipline Inspection. Other members of the delegation included representatives from the Department of…
  • 6 & 7 October 2015, ‘Dawn raid’ exercise at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (FBD), London

    As part of our on-going relationship of over 4 years with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (FBD), Martin Polaine and Arvinder Sambei, along with a team of Amicus associates, delivered a 2-day practical exercise on ‘dawn raids’ for FBD associates drawn from its offices in UK, Europe and the US.
  • 23 September 2015, Farrer & Co, London

    Amicus Legal Consultants was invited to attend an evening discussion event on preventing reputational damage and handling reputational issues during a crisis. (http://www.farrer.co.uk)
  • June - August 2015, UN Evaluation of Nigeria Counter-Terrorism Project

    Arvinder Sambei of Amicus Legal Consultants was engaged as an evaluator on behalf of the Implementation Support Section II (Sub-Saharan Africa) of the Terrorism Prevention Branch of UNODC for its counter-terrorism project in Nigeria. The evaluation included a paper review, on-site visits to Abuja,…
  • June 2015, Kenya

    As part of its on-going capacity building efforts in Kenya, Seychelles and other states in the Indian Ocean to prosecute suspected pirates apprehended by national law enforcement authorities or foreign navies and transferred for prosecution in accordance with international standards, the UNODC…
  • Football Events: Bolton Wanderers (18 June 2015), Wolverhampton Wanderers (17 September) & Wycombe Wanderers (12 November 2015)

    Amicus has been an exhibitor at 3 football industry networking events run by Sports Global UK. At each, it has demonstrated the applicability of Solve:Interactive & Solve:Immersive to both on and off field issues, including risk recognition/management and decision-making off-field for academy and…
  • 15 May 2015

    Arvinder Sambei and Martin Polaine attended a meeting, in their capacity as standing consultants to LCILP, with members of the UAE delegation and the Police Attaché Office at the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, London to discuss the UK provisions on expert evidence in criminal and civil…
  • 18 - 29 April 2015, Khartoum, Sudan

    Arvinder Sambei and Martin Polaine delivered a series of short training workshops on behalf of the London Centre of International Law Practice (LCILP) for the Ministry of Justice of Sudan. They were accompanied by Pierre-Emmanuel Dupont, a practitioner and academic based in Paris. Over the course…
  • 30 March – 1 April 2015, Mombasa Kenya

    Arvinder Sambei participated in the first of a series of workshops and stakeholder meetings in Kenya on Active Case Management (ACM). Following a report by UNODC, Kenya has adopted a draft Practice Direction on Court Case Management with a view to reducing delays in criminal proceedings. The pilot…
  • 31 March 2015

    Amicus Legal Consultants moved to their new offices at Gray’s Inn Chambers, 19 – 21 High Holborn, London, WC1R 5JA, Tel: + 44(0)207 831 4882
  • 17 - 19 March 2015

    Forthcoming event with LCILP on 'International Sanctions in Practice: Legal and Business Implications'. For more details - http://www.lcilp.org/international-sanctions-policy-and-business-challenges-training-workshop/
  • February 2015

    Martin Polaine attended a meeting in Washington DC (hosted by Global Center) with other stakeholders to discuss the components of the intelligence and interviewing training.
  • Jan - Feb 2015

    Developing practitioner manuals, case studies and immersive exercise for the forthcoming training at the Malta Center on 'using and protecting intelligence information in criminal justice sector-led investigations and prosecutions for trainers'.
  • 9 December 2014

    Organising & speaking at Anti-Corruption Seminar to be held at International Institute for Security Studies, in conjunction with London Centre of International Law Practice (LCILP).
  • 2 - 3 December 2014, Belgrade, Serbia

    Conducting a 2 day workshop for prosecutors & judges on Ethics & Conflict of Interest
  • 25 November 2014

    Martin Polaine & Arvinder Sambei acted as moderators at the recent London Centre of International Law Practice (LCILP) and London Academy of Diplomacy conference on combating violent extremism, foreign terrorist fighters, and national and international responses. The conference, title…
  • 20 November 2014

    On behalf of OSCE Serbia, Sambei Polaine conducted a gap analysis of the draft Data Secrecy Law for Serbia, its compatability with EU acquis, other regional and international standards, and recommendations on the way forward.
  • 2 - 4 November 2014

    Arvinder Sambei of SP led the discussions of prosecutors at the Ninth Regional Workshop for Judges, Prosecutors, and Police Officers in South Asia on Effectively Countering Terrorism held in the Maldives. The event was jointly hosted by the Government of the Republic of the Maldives and the United…
  • 30 October & 4 November 2014

    Martin Polaine & Bob Murrill from SP participated in a Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (FBD) practical exercise on 'dawn raids'.
  • 22 - 24 October 2014

    Arvinder Sambei of SP participated in the Second Regional Workshop for Law Enforcement Officers and Prosecutors in East Africa on Effectively Countering Terrorism and Bringing Terrorists to Justice held in Nairobi, Kenya. The 3day regional event was attended by law enforcement & prosecutors from…
  • 16 - 17 October 2014

    Martin Polaine attended as Lecturer for the MACA International Certified Integrity Officer. Over the 2 days, Martin lectured on a range of anti-bribery & anti-corruption issues: international anti-corruption frameworks (OECD, UNCAC), the UK Bribery Act 2011 and US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act…
  • 11 September 2014

    Martin Polaine met with the Directors of Malaysia Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to discuss joint working and training workshops.
  • 9 - 10 September 2014

    Martin Polaine of SP presented and participated in the UNODC Regional Workshop for South East Asia for prosecutors, law enforcement & judiciary. The event was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with participants from the region. The workshop examined the issues & challenges of investigating &…

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