Boosting Co-operation in Asset Recovery: Exploring the Potential of Private Sector Engagement and Public-Private Collaboration

This summary report emerges from the XIth edition of the Lausanne Seminar, 2–3 September 2021.

The XIth Lausanne Seminar raised awareness of recent innovations with regard to the use of public-private collaboration to achieve asset recovery outcomes, providing participants with insights and tools for the development of public-private financial information-sharing partnerships (FISPs) in their respective jurisdictions.

In this Summary Report, the Swiss Confederation together with the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) of the Basel Institute on Governance and the World Bank/UNODC Stolen Asset Recovery (StAR) Initiative, and with the support of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) ‘Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing’ (FFIS) research program, summarize the discussions of the Seminar as a formal output.

This summary also compiles insights identified during the Seminar on:

  • how to address or resolve challenges to effective cross-border asset identification, freeze and confiscation,
  • leveraging advances in public-private collaboration
  • opportunities for greater cooperation between FISPs (partnerships of financial institutions, Financial Intelligence Units and law enforcement agencies).
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Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs/Directorate of International Law; International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR); Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR);