Law and Accounting Firms
USA, UAE sign bilateral cooperation agreement against terrorism, transnational and cybercrime.
U.S., U.K., E.U. to remove selected Russian banks from the SWIFT system.
NZ Ministry of Justice calls for submissions to review the country’s AML CFT Law.
Central Bank of Oman and NCFI cooperation agreement to enhance AML CFT information sharing.
Law and accounting professionals are required by law to screen clients before providing services. Reporting on ground of AML and CFT suspicions do not constitute a violation of privilege, sanctions screening obligations apply to non-regulated actors as seriously as to regulated industries. Accounting and law professionals are obliged to not to make resources available to SDNs or assist with the facilitation of an offence covered by sanctions regimes or AML laws. Risks increase radically when law and accounting professionals are assigned remittance or fiduciary duties.
It is vital for law, accounting professionals to do AML and CFT checks before onboarding clients, accepting transactions, or helping with transfers of resources.
As of 2022, with Western governments and regulators shifting focus to tackle stolen wealth, the flow of corrupt capital and legal “enabling” in democracies, law firms will be subjected to even more strenuous requirements, multiplied statutory instruments, and face multi-faceted
There will be no place for misconceptions, incomprehensive screenings, or lack
of awareness when it comes to fulfilling obligations.
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