Civil Recovery of Suspect Wealth and International Cooperation

This paper by Canadian attorney Jeff Simser explores the use of civil recovery tools to chase suspect wealth across borders (primarily non-conviction based (NCB) forfeiture, also known as civil asset forfeiture). NCB forfeiture allows a state to freeze and confiscate the proceeds and instrumentalities of unlawful activity on a civil balance of proof. While not universally enacted, NCB forfeiture is increasingly available for states to untangle and attack laundered assets. 

The citation is to William H. Byrnes & Robert J. Munro (eds), Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture and Recovery and Compliance—A Global Guide, Ch. Topic 13 Cross Border Civil Recovery of Tainted Property (Simser, J)

Civil Recovery of Suspect Wealth and International Cooperation