Our Group Asset Recovery Manager, Aidan Larkin, attended the Balkan Asset Management Inter-Agency Network (BAMIN) this week in Macedonia.
Wilsons Auctions' Group Asset Recovery Manager, Aidan Larkin, was invited to attend the Balkan Asset Management Inter-Agency Network (BAMIN) this week at the BAMIN AGM in Macedonia and present on the topic of EU best practice in dealing with seized assets.
The BAMIN Network consists of the relevant government agencies from the western Balkan countries responsible for managing and disposing of assets seized in criminal proceedings in the fight against all forms of crime.
The importance of this meeting on fighting organised crime and corruption in the region is highlighted by the attendance of Mr. Frederic Pierson, Head of the Criminal Assets Bureau of EUROPOL who addressed the region during the closed session. Discussions during the conference focused on the topics of storage and sale of seized and confiscated assets, as well as management of company assets.
Participants also heard from a panel of EU experts from Belgium, Bulgaria, Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom on the opportunities and operational challenges in establishing an effective Asset Management Office (AMO), seen from EU member states jurisdictions that have recently completed the process or are currently establishing an AMO.
Wilsons Auctions was invited to join BAMIN as an Associate member to provide advice and support in relation to best practice in dealing with seized/confiscated assets ranging from services including recovery, storage and sale of all categories of assets including crypto-currencies.