Anti-money laundering


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  • The fight against financial crime: anti-money laundering


    Submitted: 25 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.

  • Singapore introduces Deferred Prosecution Agreements


    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


    Submitted: 12 March 2018

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


    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


    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.

  • Introduction of the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision


    Submitted: 19 January 2018

    On 18 January 2018 a new body within the FCA was empowered to oversee the anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regimes of 22 regulatory organisations in the legal and accountancy sectors.

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


    Submitted: 03 January 2018

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

  • UK government unveils a new anti-corruption strategy


    Submitted: 15 December 2017

    ​The government has set out six prioities for action to tackle corruption in the UK and abroad over the next five years.

  • Newsflash Sapin II: « Last call » pour les dispositifs d’alerte professionnelle pour 2018


    Submitted: 28 November 2017

    Tout organisme privé d‘au moins cinquante salariés et certains organismes publics doivent mettre en place un dispositif d’alerte professionnelle d’ici le 1er janvier 2018 conformément à la loi n° 2016-1691 du 9 décembre 2016 (loi « Sapin II ») et au Décret n°2017-564 du 19 avril 2017. Très simple dans son principe, ce dispositif doit cependant répondre à de nombreuses exigences.

  • Newsflash Sapin II: Last call for the implementation of professional whistleblowing systems in 2018


    Submitted: 28 November 2017

    All private organizations with at least fifty employees and some public organizations must set up a professional whistleblowing system by 01 January 2018 in accordance with Law no2016-1691 dated 09 December 2016 (Sapin II Law) and Decree No. 2017-564 dated 19 April 2017. The necessary system is very simple in its principles, but there are numerous requirements.

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