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  • Unexplained Wealth Orders: the context for Financial Institutions

    Article

    Submitted: 22 October 2018

    The High Court has considered the definitions of Politically Exposed Persons and State Owned Entities in the context of a challenge to an Unexplained Wealth Order.

  • FCA publish its Anti-Money Laundering Report for 2017/18

    Article

    Submitted: 26 July 2018

    The FCA has published its 2017/18 Anti-Money Laundering annual report. The article outlines the main findings from the report and draws out the FCA’s key messages.

  • The fight against financial crime: anti-money laundering

    Article

    Last Reviewed: 25 June 2018 / Submitted: 23 April 2018

    In this series of articles, we focus on different areas of financial crime, taking an incisive look at current regulation and what we can expect over the course of 2018. In this first edition we take a look at anti-money laundering, including the recent passing of the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive by the European Parliament and other developments in Asia.

  • Crime, fraud and investigations 2018: Fifth money laundering directive

    Article

    Last Reviewed: 25 June 2018 / Submitted: 08 January 2018

    With implementation of 4MLD still ongoing, 2018 should see the finalisation of further changes to the EU’s anti-money laundering framework.

  • Trade based money laundering - Singapore releases best practice papers

    Article

    Submitted: 18 May 2018

    In a continued attempt to combat the threats of trade based money laundering (TBML), the Singapore Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Industry Partnership (ACIP), a new regulatory body overseen by CAD and MAS, has just published two best practice papers aimed at increasing the prevention of money laundering, terrorism financing and the misuse of company structures for illicit purposes.

  • Anti-money laundering

    Cross Border Guide

    Submitted: 11 April 2018

    This resource is a comparative guide to anti money laundering laws and regulations across various jurisdictions. It includes information on potential criminal liability, plus local requirements for client due diligence and reporting obligations.

  • Singapore introduces Deferred Prosecution Agreements

    Article

    Submitted: 28 March 2018

    As part of wider reforms, ​Singapore has introduced a framework for DPAs to resolve criminal charges against companies for specified offences.

  • Money laundering

    General

    Submitted: 12 March 2018

  • Luxembourg’s new central ultimate beneficial owner register: the legal and practical consequences

    Article

    Submitted: 19 February 2018

    The Luxembourg Parliament is due to adopt an Act introducing a central ultimate beneficial owner register in Luxembourg (the Act), based on the EU’s Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive. The aim is for the Act to be implemented during Q1 - however, existing entities would have six months following the Act’s entry into force in which to comply with their obligations under it.

  • Key risks for Asset Managers and Financial Institutions

    Seminar

    Submitted: 26 January 2018

    Asterisk is an initiative that forecasts the five key risks facing asset managers and financial institutions in 2018. Asterisk is part of a wider campaign to encourage discussion around these highly topical issues and to demonstrate how we can assist our clients navigate these risks going forward. The Hong Kong office will commence a series of roundtables in the coming months to facilitate this process.

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