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How Will Brexit Hinder Law Enforcers? Let Us Count The Ways

Law360, London (January 12, 2021, 9:44 PM GMT) -- The Brexit deal reached last month between Britain and the European Union allows cooperation on policing and security, but lawyers warn the agreement contains huge gaps that could hinder cross-border investigations into money laundering and other economic crime.

Although the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement reached on Dec. 24 avoided the abyss of a no-deal exit by securing the continued exchange of certain data, Britain's international law enforcement capabilities will nevertheless be diminished.

"Even with the deal, the U.K. doesn't have the same access to the EU's systems that it had before," Dechert LLP's Timothy Bowden said. "The net result will...

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