Africa

  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
Algeria (08/06/2010)

     
Angola (19/02/2007)  

 

 
Benin (14/05/2009)

     
Botswana (16/01/2013)

 

 

 

Burkina Faso (31/03/2009)

     
Burundi      

Cameroon (24/03/2009)

     
Cape Verde  (18/05/2009)      

Central African Republic (02/04/2009)

     
Chad (02/04/2009)

     
Comoros (06/11/2012)

 

   

 

Congo, Democratic Republic      

Congo, Republic of      

Djibouti      

Equatorial Guinea (19/02/2007)    

 
Eritrea      

Ethiopia (10/07/2009)      

Gabon (19/02/2007)

     
Gambia      

Ghana (28/02/2013)

     
Guinea      

Guinea-Bissau
(26/11/2009)

     
Ivory Coast (15/07/2013)

     
Kenya (28/03/2011)    

 
Lesotho      

Liberia      

Libya      

Madagascar (31/07/2008)      

Malawi (13/08/2013)

     
Mali
(19/02/2007)
     

Mauritania (04/04/2007)

     
Mauritius (12/01/2009)

     
Morocco (30/03/2007)      

Mozambique (05/03/2013)  

   
Namibia (27/08/2010)    

 

Niger      

Nigeria (26/10/2011)

     
Rwanda (29/11/2008)      

Sao Tomé & Principe (04/07/2008)      

Senegal (02/11/2009)

     
Seychelles (19/07/20013)

     
Sierra Leone      

♦ 

Somalia      

South Africa (04/04/2012)

     
South Sudan (15/01/2014)      

St Helena (01/02/2008)      

Swaziland (26/03/3013)

   

 

Tanzania (25/06/2010)    

 

Togo (19/02/2007)  

   
Tunisia (11/01/2010)

     
Uganda (17/04/2014)      

Zambia (30/40/2013)  

 

 

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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