Introducing #TLTaxCon19’s First Keynote Speaker!

Introducing #TLTaxCon19’s First Keynote Speaker!

We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce the first of the keynote speakers at our second annual international tax and law conference, Beyond Borders: Re-Defining International Taxation.

This event will take place on October 13-16, 2019, at Hotel 1898, Las Ramblas, in lovely Barcelona, Spain.

Early bird tickets are now available, so please go ahead and book yours below!


Dr. Nicholas Ryder, Professor of Financial Crime, UWE Bristol, UK

Dr. Nicholas Ryder, Professor of Financial Crime, UWE Bristol, UKOur first keynote speaker is Dr. Nicholas Ryder, a Professor of Financial Crime at the University of the West of England in Bristol, United Kingdom.

Dr. Ryder has authored four monographs, three edited collections and two text books.  Nicholas is the series founder and editor for Routledge's The Law Relating to Financial Crime and he has published numerous scholarly articles on financial crime. His research has been sponsored by the ESRC, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, City of London Police Force, ICT Wilmington Risk & Compliance, Universities South West, France Telecom Group and the European Social Fund.  He has recently submitted and published by HM Treasury Select Committee (Review of Economic Crime) and House of Lords Select Committee (Review of the Bribery Act 2010).

Between 2015 and 2018, he was the Co-I for the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats; the initial funding is for three years with £4.35m from the UK security and intelligence agencies and a further £2.2m invested by the founding institutions. He is an invited contributor to symposia at the Law Commission, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, PWC, NATO, UK Finance, European Society of Criminology, Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors, Chartered Institute of Institutional Auditors for Fraud and Forensics, Centre for European Legal Studies, Bar Association of Commerce, Finance and Industry, and the Institute of Advance Legal Studies.

Nicholas has been asked to consult on numerous financial crime matters for the media including Bloomberg News, the BBC, CNBC and the Wall Street Journal.  His current research is investigating the relationship between terrorism financing, social media platforms and the use of suspicious activity reports.

The 5th Money Laundering Directive (5MLD)

The 5th Money Laundering Directive (5MLD): A Step Too Far?

Dr. Ryder’s presentation at #TLTaxCon19 will provide attendees with a critical analysis on the aims and scope of the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD).

More specifically, Dr. Ryder will appraise several integral amendments that the 5MLD makes to the Fourth Money Laundering Directive (4MLD), which includes the regulation of virtual currencies, pre-paid cards, registers for beneficial ownership, enhanced due diligence and its increased scope.

Hope you manage to join us in Barcelona. It should be a very insightful event and loads of fun under the Mediterranean sun!


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