The European Union Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive is the most sweeping AML legislation ever to have been introduced in Europe. It aims to strengthen the existing rules, prioritising the fight against tax avoidance, money laundering and terrorism financing by reinforcing the necessity of measures such as risk assessments, setting clear requirements about beneficial ownership, and expanding the definition of a politically exposed person.
This second edition of Anti-money Laundering Compliance for Law Firms is intended as both handbook and guide, advising on practical implementation of the Directive’s mandates and assisting European law firms in remaining compliant. It will also act as a best-practice toolkit for firms practising beyond Europe. Featuring contributions from a range of experts in the field - from barristers specialising in financial crime to compliance experts and consultants - this timely publication provides the latest intelligence on successful adherence to the Fourth Directive, along with an anticipatory exploration into the possible effects of the upcoming Fifth Directive and changes within the regulatory landscape.