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Anti-money Laundering

Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing regulations are a key part of the fight against financial crime. We advise on all aspects of AML compliance — from drafting internal policies and procedures to designing training programs to customer due diligence.

When money laundering is suspected, we advise you on your reporting requirements, including whether payments can be made and how to manage the risk of "tipping off" a customer.

We also handle major cross-border AML investigations, and regularly deal with regulators and law enforcement. We also advise clients like you on related civil claims by affected customers or potential victims.

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Representative Experience

Taking on the UK NCA when its failure to deal properly with a consent request threatened our client's business.

Advising a bank designated by the U.S. government as a "primary money laundering concern" on enhancing its AML procedures and successfully challenging its designation.

Defending the French subsidiary of a foreign bank against claims that it facilitated money laundering carried out by a network of entrepreneurs and religious associations.

Advising an international bank in relation to the first investigation by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority under its new AML law covering financial institutions.

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