The non-techie guide to the Blockchain, distributed ledger tech and Bitcoin

A plain language guide for lawyers and non-techies @2015, Christine Duhaime, B.A., J.D. This guide to distributed ledger tech, and digital currencies is taken from a collection of presentations and comments prepared by our firm, and articles written by our firm as follows: What Bitcoin and the Blockchain are and their legal risks, Duhaime Law, February […]

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ISIS and the Age of the Digital Terrorist and Digital Terrorist Financing

This article has been updated and supplanted by the firm’s “White Paper on the Twitter Terrorist”, available here.

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Canada’s New Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015

1. New Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015 The Government of Canada introduced its anticipated anti-terrorism legislation in Parliament. Bill C-51, entitled “An Act to Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act” … (the “Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015“) which is intended to arm the government with broader powers to address the increasing threat of […]

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Crystal ball theory of liability – How banks and financiers became liable for terrorist acts of their non-terrorist listed customers

The Arab Bank case pushes anti-money laundering law off the liability deep end Christine Duhaime, B.A., J.D., Financial Crime and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Follow @cduhaime In a weird twist of law, our global anti-money laundering laws (that include counter terrorist financing) that were designed to bankrupt terrorist organizations, and prevent the flow of illicit […]

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Bankrupting the banks? Historic trial may decide financial institutions are liable for the terrorist acts of customers

I. First terrorist financing civil trial – jury may ultimately decide liability on basis of anti-money laundering regime Christine Duhaime, B.A., J.D., Financial Crime and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Follow @cduhaime Banks and financial institutions around the world are closely watching the Linde v. Arab Bank case unfold in New York City. It’s the first civil […]

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