Anti-Money Laundering Resources

Guidance for lawyers

Law Society of England & Wales

Anti-Money Laundering Practice Note

Anti-terrorism Practice Note

Responding to a financial crime investigation Practice Note

NCA Consent Request Guidelines

Bribery Act Practice Note

Law Society response to HM Treasury consultation on the AML and CFT supervisory regime

Law Society response including discussion on proposed changes to the legislation, including the Consent regime

Sanctions

Sanctions – what do they mean for law firms?

Sanctions and high risk jurisdictions webpage  (CONTAINS LINKS TO HIGH RISK JURISDICTIONS)

The European Union Financial Sanctions (Amendment of Information Provisions) Regulations 2017

HM Treasury and Office of Financial Sanctions guidance

Solicitors Regulation Authority

Cleaning up: Law firms and the risk of money laundering

Warning notice to profession

SRA Anti Money Laundering Report (Findings from Thematic Review) May 2016

National Crime Agency

The SARs Regime webpage

SAR Guidance Notes

Closure of cases requesting consent

Suspicious Activity Reports Annual Report 2015

National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime 2017

Financial Action Task Force

Recommendations February 2012

Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Vulnerabilities of Legal Professionals

Guidance on Beneficial Owners and Transparency

Risk Based Approach Guidance for Legal Professionals

FATF high risk jurisdictions

International Bar Association

IBA resource with information on equivalent legislation in various jurisdictions

A Lawyer’s Guide to Detecting and Preventing Money Laundering

Transparency International

Corruption Perceptions Index

Basel AML Index Report 2017

European Parliament

The Fourth EU Money laundering Directive has now been approved: See here.

European Parliament Draft Recommendation to The Council and The Commission.

The EU’s response on CFT

The European Union Financial Sanctions (Amendment of Information Provisions) Regulations 2017

UK Home Office

Department for Business Innovation & Skills discussion paper on the proposed register of people with significant control (PSC register)

Home Office and HMT Action plan for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist finance, including call for information on proposed changes to the legislation

In July 2016, HM Treasury updated its Advisory Notice on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing controls in Overseas Jurisdictions

UK Treasury

Financial sanctions: consolidated list of targets

Regime Specific lists

Doing business in Russia and Ukraine: Sanctions latest

US Department of the Treasury

Office of Foreign Assets Control Sanctions Programs and Information

CIA

CIA World Factbook

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

ICIJ Offshore Leaks Database (‘Panama Papers’)

Search Facilities

EC Find a Company service. At present, this search facility covers Denmark, Germany, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden and Norway. It will cover more countries and provide more information and documents in due course.

Open Corporates – The largest open database of companies in the world

EC Find a Lawyer service provides search facilities against bar lists in many European countries.

Money Laundering Regulations

The Money Laundering Regulations 2003

The Money Laundering Regulations 2007

The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017

CLC practice note on Money Laundering Regulations 2017

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