Keynote: The transparency illusion-UK companies and the Beirut Explosion. A case study in how transparency may not be all it seems but can still assist in Global Investigations.

March 24, 2021 11:15 AM

The explosion in Beirut was allegedly the largest non-nuclear explosion in history. But it has since emerged that the cause of the explosion was Ammonium Nitrate owned by a dormant UK company. What is more, this company has strong ties to other UK companies which are themselves linked to sanctioned individuals operating in former ISIS controlled territories in Syria. One of whom was sanctioned for attempting to buy Ammonium Nitrate.

This and more will be revealed as Graham Barrow, from The Dark Money Files, takes you through this extraordinary and revealing story. And, even though the story is jaw dropping on its own merits, the learning flowing from it is equally applicable to a variety of situations which any financial institution might find itself in today. And which carry equally significant jeopardy for those institutions and the wider community.

Presented by Graham Barrow, Director, Dark Money Files