The new German anti-money laundering law that has entered into force on 26 June 2017 features various new elements, some of them controversial.
This article will focus on one of the most recent initiatives by the EU, which underlines the continued importance of revising and improving existing anti-money laundering/ counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) legislative frameworks both within the individual member states and also in a cross-border context in terms of the cooperation between relevant national authorities.
In February 2013, the European Commission adopted two proposals: the Fourth AML Directive and a complementary regulation on what information must accompany fund transfers to ensure traceability. The European Parliament’s and European Council’s so-called “draft directive on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing”…
Companies are depending on the countries and the industries in which they operate, as well as working together with their business partners, to assess corruption risks. However, the best way to find out how their respective business processes can be affected by corrupt practices, is the implementation of a systematic risk assessment.