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Anti-money laundering

Manage the risks, comply with the rules, satisfy the regulators

Anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) legislation can apply to those both inside and outside the financial sector. It is a key area of focus for regulators and law enforcement around the world with possible consequences including criminal prosecution of organisations or individuals, and business threatening regulatory enforcement action.

Different countries have different AML/CTF requirements – both reporting and compliance requirements may vary widely between jurisdictions. Our world-class corporate crime team spans over 25 offices across Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the US and is ideally placing us to help you with national and international AML/CTF issues; we are currently doing so for a wide range of cross-sector clients.

Our AML/CTF practice is supported by expertise in the related areas of anti-corruption and economic sanctions compliance, and from our integration with our market leading financial services regulatory practice.


We can help you with issues including developing policies and procedures, reviewing systems and controls, providing training, advice on disclosure and reporting, assessing the potential for criminal and civil liability, helping with internal and external investigations, AML/CTF in a transactional context, and ESG-related reviews.

Recent Experience

European Private Bank

Advising a European private bank in respect of Singapore client identification obligations and anti-money laundering regulations 

Numerous non-regulated sector companies

Advising numerous non-regulated sector companies in understanding their exposure under anti-money laundering legislation and in making relevant reports, particularly in the context of investigations into other corporate crime issues

A telecoms company

Advising in relation to AML compliance requirements (in particular customer due diligence, record keeping and monitoring) associated with the planned introduction of an e-money product

A global investment institution

Advising on AML and market abuse compliance advice, including money laundering identification issues, the assessment and reporting of suspicious transactions, and evaluation of potential money laundering reporting obligations related to certain transactions

A major company and its subsidiaries

Advising on updating and implementing European AML and sanctions policies and procedures, as well representing them in criminal proceedings in Australia

Insights and updates

12th July 2023
The Federal Court of Australia has approved a settlement between AUSTRAC and both Crown Melbourne...
22nd September 2022
The Government has laid the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill (ECCT Bill) in Parliament...
1st November 2022
Hong Kong’s Fintech Week 2022 began with a crypto-infused bang with keynote speeches from the...
2nd May 2022
The impact of Australia's proposed anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing (AML/CTF) regulation is likely...


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