IBA Anti-Money Laundering Forum



The IBA Anti-Money Laundering Forum, the lawyers guide to legislation and compliance, is an internet-based network assisting lawyers in dealing with thier current responsibilities in connect with new anti-money laundering legislation.

Click on a region on the map or in the side menu to link to detailed information about each jurisdiction's summaries of anti-money laundering  legislation and compliance requirements that have a significant impact on the legal profession.

Also, please read the latest featured articles.


R E C E N T  U P D A T E S

17/04/2014 - Uganda

11/04/2014 - Azerbaijan

11/04/2014 - Monaco

10/04/2014 - United Kingdom

09/04/2014 - Denmark

09/04/2014 - Slovenia

08/04/2014 - Bulgaria

08/04/2014 - Sweden

08/04/2014 - Romania

08/04/2014 - Switzerland

08/04/2014 - Albania

08/04/2014 - Lithuania

07/04/2014 - Slovakia

07/04/2014 - Poland

04/04/2014 - Kosovo

04/04/2014 - Croatia

04/04/2014 - Hungary

03/04/2014 - New Zealand

03/04/2014 - France

03/04/2014 - Turkey

02/04/2014 - Portugal

02/04/2014 - Spain

02/04/2014 - Austria

02/04/2014 - Czech Republic

01/04/2014 - Brazil

01/04/2014 - Italy

05/02/2014 - Argentina

03/02/2014 - Canada

Please click here for a full list of updates.


A M L  N E W S

06/11/2013 INBLAC, the First Association of Experts in Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing established in Spain, Hosts Conference for Law Firms

On 18 October 2013, the Instituto de Expertos en Prevención de Blanqueo de Capitales y Financiación del Terrorismo (INBLAC) conducted a conference titled “Law Firms and Money Laundering”. During the conference, Francisco Bonatti, executive secretary and co-founder of the association, expressed his concerns about the unawareness of many companies and professionals of their vulnerability under the anti-money laundering legislation and reminded them that the Spanish Criminal Code observes the misdemeanour commission of the money laundering crime.

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2013/10/07 The National Crime Agency replaces the Serious Organised Crime Agency

On 7 October 2013, the National Crime Agency (NCA) was launched, replacing the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and taking over the function of the UK Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). It is expected to be fully operational by December 2013. 

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23/05/2013 ABA Standing Committee Issues Formal Opinion on Lawyers’ AML/CFT Obligations

The Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the ABA Voluntary Good Practices Guidance for Lawyers to Detect and Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (“Good Practices Guidance”) are consistent in their ethical principles, including loyalty and confidentiality. The Good Practices Guidance provides information to help lawyers recognize and evaluate situations where providing legal services may assist in money laundering and terrorist financing.

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16/04/2013 Kuwait’s National Assembly Approves New Anti-Money Laundering Law

On the 2 April 2013, the National Assembly of Kuwait passed a new AML/CFT law, putting in place changes that affect the reporting obligations of lawyers under the country’s AML/CFT regime. The changes introduced by the revised law take into consideration for the first time information that is protected by confidentiality.

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For previous news, please visit our news archive.


F E A T U R E D  A M L  R E S O U R C E

Anti-Money Laundering  Regulation - What Can be  Learned From the Canadian  Experience,  by Ronald J. MacDonald, Q.C President, Federation of Law Societies of Canada, IBA Annual Conference Dubai, November 2011

Never to Whistleblow - JFBA’s Approach: When to whistleblow – a lawyer’s guide, by Tatsu Katayama, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Tokyo, Japan, IBA Annual Conference Dubai, November 2011



F E A T U R E D  A M L  M E D I A

W E B C A S T   I N T E R V I E W S

Interview with Luis Urrutia Corral, President of Financial Action Task Force during the IBA's annual conference in Vancouver.



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