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UAE removed from the FATF's grey list

The Financial Action Task Force ("FATF") has announced that the UAE has been removed from its 'grey list' following substantial improvement in the stringency of its...

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Entain case illustrates online gaming growing along with enforcement Anti-Corruption Report

In this article published by the Anti-Corruption Report, Partners Claire Lipworth (London), Shelita M. Stewart (Washington, D.C.) and Counsel Khushaal Ved (Singapore) share their insights...


Crypto news: Italy launches two public consultations on draft decrees on MICAR and TFR

The Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) opened two public consultations to receive feedback on the draft decrees adapting Italian rules to Regulation (EU) 2023/1114 on markets in...


Frankfurt to host the EU Anti-Money Laundering Authority

After a much anticipated vote, Frankfurt will be the host of AMLA. Frankfurt came out as the winner with 28 votes. Madrid came in second with 16, Paris in third with 6 and Rome in fourth...


FinCEN proposes expanding Bank Secrecy Act requirements to certain investment advisers

On February 13, 2024, U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking to expand the Bank Secrecy Act’s...


New SFO Director promises a bolder, more pragmatic approach to the fight against economic crime

On 13 February 2024, Nick Ephgrave gave his first public speech as Director of the Serious Fraud Office, to a packed room of white collar lawyers and press at the Royal United Services ...


EU AML Developments: a new EU-wide AML authority with competence over EU financial sanctions compliance

A final decision with respect to the location of the new EU Authority for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (“AMLA”) is expected on 22 February...


The Payments Newsletter including Digital Assets & Blockchain, December 2023 / January 2024

Key developments of interest over the last two months include: the UK's Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) publishing the final policy statement and implementing legal instruments relating ...


No DAML, no trouble: Two new “pay away” exemptions under the UK Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (ECCTA) introduces two new "pay away" exemptions to the principal money laundering offences in sections 327, 328 and 329 of...

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