Global Chart

 

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
  AML Legislation Directly Applicable to Lawyers AML Legislation Indirectly Applicable to Lawyers [1] No or Limited AML Legislation in Place [2] Full Country Information not Available yet 
Afghanistan (27/02/2007)

     
Albania (08/04/2014)

     
Algeria (08/06/2010)

     
Andorra (23/04/2014)

     
Angola (04/05/2012)

 

 

 
Anguilla (21/02/2007)

     
Antigua and Barbuda (21/02/2007)      

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Argentina (05/02/2014)  

   
Armenia (02/02/2010)

     
Aruba (14/05/2010)

     
Austria (02/04/2014)

     
Australia (11/02/2009)

     
Azerbaijan (11/04/2014)      

B

Bahamas (09/09/2008)

     
Bahrain (27 /02/2007)

     
Bangladesh (22/09/2008)  

   
Barbados (27/01/2009)

 

 

 
Belarus (05/09/2014)

     
Belgium (29/08/2014)

     
Belize (24/05/2007)    

 
Benin (14/05/2009)


 

 

 
Bermuda (16/12/2009)

     
Bolivia (05/09/2014)  

   
Botswana (16/01/2013)    

  

Bosnia and Herzegovina (25/02/2013)

   

 

Brazil (01/04/2014)  

   
British Virgin Islands (29/08/2014)

 

   
Brunei (12/03/2010)

     
Bulgaria (08/04/2014)

     
Burma/ Myanmar (21/10/2008)

     
Burkina Faso (31/03/2009)

     
Burundi      

C

Cambodia (27/03/2011)

   

 

Cameroon (24/03/2009)

     
Canada (03/02/2014)  

   
Cape Verde      

 

Cayman Islands (11/08/2008)

     
Central African Republic (02/04/2009)

     
Chad (02/04/2009)

     
Chile (18/07/2014)  

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China (20/10/2009)  

   
Colombia (26/06/2014)  

   
Comoros (06/11/2012)

 

 

 

Cook Islands (19/02/2007)

     
Congo, Democratic Republic      

Congo, Republic of      

Costa Rica (27/10/2008)

     
Croatia (04/04/2014)

     
Cuba      

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Cyprus (07/02/2011)

     
Czech Republic (02/04/2014)

     

D

Denmark (09/04/2014)

     
 Djibouti      

Dominica (24/09/2009)  

   
Dominican Republic (06/10/2009)  

   

E

Ecuador (23/02/2009)  

   
Egypt (29/04/2009)  

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El Salvador (01/08/2014)  

   
Equatorial Guinea (19/02/2007)    

 
Eritrea      

Ethiopia (10/07/2009)      

Estonia (08/03/2011)

     

F

Fiji (02/04/2007)

     
Finland (23/10/2008)

     
France (03/04/2014)

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G

Gabon (19/02/2007)

     
Gambia      

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Georgia (19/02/2007)    

 
Germany (06/07/2010)

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Ghana (28/02/2013)

   

 

Gibraltar (12/08/2014)

   

 

Greece (06/07/2010)

     
Grenada (09/12/2008)

     
Guatemala (13/05/2009)  

   
Guernsey (27/01/2014)

 

   
Guinea      

Guinea-Bissau (26/11/2009)

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Guyana (27/04/2009)  

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H

Haiti      

Holy See (Vatican) (04/05/2012)        
Honduras (18/05/2009)  

   
Hong Kong (13/06/2012)

     
Hungary (04/04/2014)

     

I

Iceland (30/04/2014)

     
India (15/09/2010)    

 

Indonesia (14/07/2008)    

 

Iran (09/03/2010)

   

 

Iraq (27/02/2007)      

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Ireland (23/07/2010)

   

 

Isle of Man (02/02/2009)

     
Israel (14/06/2010)

     
Italy (01/04/2014)

 

   
Ivory Coast (15/07/2013)

     

J

Jamaica (10/03/2010)      
Japan (09/01/2009)

     
Jersey (11/07/2014)

     
Jordan (21/12/2009)    

 

K

Kazakhstan (04/11/2009)

     
Kenya (28/03/2011)    

 

 
Kiribati    

 

Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of (North)      

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  Korea, Republic of (South) (23/03/2011)  

 

 

 
Kosovo (04/04/2014)

     
Kuwait (19/12/2012)

     
Kyrgyz Republic (24/09/2009)  

   

L

Laos (19/02/2007)      

Latvia (01/07/2014)

     
Lebanon (18/01/2011)  

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Lesotho      

Liberia      

Libya      

Liechtenstein (26/06/2014)

     
Lithuania (08/04/2014)

     
Luxembourg (01/07/2014)

     

M

Macau (17/12/2009)

     
Macedonia (26/02/2010)

     
Madagascar (31/07/2008)      

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Malaysia (24/05/2011)

 

   
Malawi (19/02/2007)

     
Mali (19/02/2007)      

Malta (20/05/2014)

     
Marshall Islands      

Mauritania (04/04/2007)

     
Mauritius (12/01/2009)

     
Mexico (29/10/2012)  

   
Micronesia      

Moldova (18/08/2014)

     
Monaco (11/04/2014)

     
Mongolia      

Montenegro (18/05/2010)

     
Morocco (30/03/2007)      

Mozambique (05/03/2013)      

N

Namibia (27/08/2010)    

 

Nauru      

Nepal      

Netherlands (04/08/2014)

     
New Zealand (03/04/2014)

     
Nicaragua (19/08/2014)  

   
Niger      

Nigeria (26/10/2011)

     
Norway (29/04/2014)

     

O

Oman (27/02/2007)

     

P

Pakistan (19/02/2007)      

Palau      
Panama (07/07/2009)  

   
Papua New Guinea      

Paraguay (27/05/2014)  

   
Peru (01/07/2014)  

   
Philippines (11/08/2008)  

 

 

Poland (07/04/2014)

   

 

Portugal (02/04/2014)

     

Q

Qatar (19/12/2011)

     

R

Romania (08/04/2014)

     
Russia (28/04/2014)

     
Rwanda (29/11/2008)      

S

Samoa      

San Marino      

Sao Tomé & Principe (04/07/2008)      

Saudi Arabia (17/02/2009)

     
Senegal (02/11/2009)

     
Serbia (15/05/2014)

     
Seychelles (19/07/2013)

   

 

Sierra Leone      

Singapore (27/01/2012)

     
Slovakia (07/04/2014)

     
Slovenia (09/04/2014)

     
Somalia      

Solomon Islands (03/02/2010)      

South Africa (04/04/2012)

 

 

 
South Sudan (15/01/2014)      

Spain (02/04/2014)

     
Sri Lanka (19/02/2007)

   

 

St Helena (01/02/2008)      

St Kitts and Nevis      

St Lucia (21/02/2007)

     
St Maarten (12/11/2007)      

St Vincent and the Grenadines (21/02/2007)

     
Swaziland      

Sweden (08/04/2014)

     
Switzerland (08/04/2014)

     
Suriname      

Syria (27/02/2007)

     

T

Taiwan (23/11/2009)  

   
  Tajikistan (14/08/2009)    

 
Tanzania (25/06/2010)

 

 

 

Thailand (26/06/2009)  

   
Timor-Leste      

Togo (19/02/2007)  

   
Tonga  

 

 

Trinidad & Tobago (09/02/2009)

   

 

Turkey (03/04/2014)

     
Turkmenistan (01/10/2010)

 

   

Tuvalu      

Tunisia (11/01/2010)

   

 

  Uganda (17/04/2014)

   

 

Ukraine (01/08/2014)  

   
United Arab Emirates (16/06/2009)

     
United Kingdom (10/04/2014)

     
United States of America (03/05/2012)  

   
Uruguay (25/06/2014)  

   
Uzbekistan (01/02/2010)  

   

V

Vanuatu (01/10/2009)

     
Venezuela (26/08/2009)  

   
Vietnam (01/11/2013)

     

Y

Yemen, Republic of (31/03/2009)  

   

Z

Zambia      

Zimbabwe (02/04/2007)

     


NOTES:

 1. This involves various scenarios, such as:

  1. Lawyers being subject to universal criminal liability;
  2. AML legislation applicable to specific lawyers’ roles only, eg, when acting as notary public or as a financial or corporate broker;
  3. Lawyers being subject to AML disciplinary rules designed specifically for legal professionals and administered by regulatory bodies.

2. This includes cases where there is AML legislation and general criminal law in place, but they are not directly or indirectly applicable to legal professionals.

3. Dates in brackets show the last update of the template. Please be aware that specific news might be reported after this date and they will appear at the bottom of the country page under the “Relevant News” section.

4. This chart has been adapted from each national contributor’s submission. The classifications followed in this chart may not correctly represent the status or application of the AML legislation in each jurisdiction for which the IBA Anti-Money Laundering Legislation Implementation Group takes no responsibility. We advise you to consult each country’s page directly and to verify the information through your own local research and counsel.

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