Anonymization of the Ultimate Beneficial Owner
Ing. Vratislav Dvořák, PhD., Police Academy of the Czech Republic in Prague
Faculty of Security and Law, Department of Criminal Police
This article focuses on the procedures of a so-called modern organized crime in case of legal or illegal acquisition of assets and their anonymisation. It points to the possibility of hiding such assets and to make the structures of beneficial owners of business corporates non-transparent. In the conclusion, it describes the measures adopted in connection to the definition of beneficial owner in the Czech Republic. This article is based on the study of research task from the Institute for Criminology and Social Prevention “Organized crime within the territory of the Czech Republic – development, potential criminological factors, selected activities and legal instruments of sanctions”.
Keywords: Modern organized crime, anonymisation of assets, real owner.