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Press Release - 28 June 2001

THE FIGHT AGAINST INTERNATIONAL CRIME

Leading figures in the war on international financial crime will be gathering in Jersey in mid-July to celebrate the third anniversary of the Jersey Financial Services Commission's formation as an independent statutory body.

They have been invited to a seminar (16-18 July) by the Jersey Financial Services Commission. This three-day event will also be attended by an international audience from more than a dozen countries -- including examining magistrates and police officials from continental Europe.

  • Among the speakers will be
  • Rosalind Wright, Director of the Serious Fraud Office of the UK
  • John Moscow, New York District Attorney's Office
  • Theodore Greenberg, US Department of Justice
  • William Bailhache, Attorney-General of the States of Jersey
  • Joseph Halligan, Team Leader to IFS Team from HM Treasury
  • David Minty, Head of the States of Jersey Police Financial Crimes Unit


Richard Pratt, Director General, Jersey Financial Services Commission
The seminar, which will be introduced by His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey, Air Chief Marshal Sir John Cheshire, KBE CB, is designed to broaden understanding of the potential for Jersey's law enforcement, justice and financial regulatory officials to co-operate with other jurisdictions and international agencies.

One session on the first day (16 July) of the seminar will be open to all members of the Island's finance industry, from 5pm to 7pm at the Hotel de France. They will be able to take part in a discussion about the impact of international co-operation on finance centres such as Jersey.

On the second day, Phil Austin, Chief Executive, Jersey Finance Limited, will talk about the reasons for using Jersey as a finance centre. Representatives from the Attorney General's Chambers, the Joint Financial Crime Unit and the Jersey Financial Services Commission will describe the extensive powers Jersey agencies possess to co-operate with their counterparts overseas in order to maintain Jersey's position as a quality financial centre.

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