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ERA: Anti-Money Laundering: Update on the EU Policy and Legislative Framework


15 Nov 2018 to 16 Nov 2018





Event Description


This seminar will focus on the amendments to the existing AML regime brought about by the 5th AMLD.

Key topics

  • The amended 4th AMLD
  • Expansion of the beneficial ownership regime
  • Abuse of the banking system for money-laundering/terrorist financing (ML/TF)
  • International developments in AML
  • New players: virtual currencies and pre-paid cards
  • The expanded powers of financial intelligence units
  • Data sensitivity issues: have you considered the GDPR?
  • Protection for AML whistleblowers
  • The link to FinTech and Crypto Space
  • The AMLD5-PSD2 connection
  • Tax avoidance

Who should attend?

Anti-money laundering officers, compliance officers, tax and FinTech lawyers, government officials, professionals in the gambling and payment services sectors and other stakeholders working in the financial services sector.


Lara de Carvalho Ribeiro, Legal Adviser, Legal Enforcement Department, Portuguese Central Bank (Banco de Portugal), Lisbon

Anita Clifford, Barrister, Senior Associate, Bright Line Law, London

Jonathan Fisher QC, Professor of Law, Financial and Corporate Crime, LSE;  Founding Partner, Bright Line Law, London

Thomas Frick, Partner, Niederer Kraft & Frey AG, Zurich

Panos Papapaschalis, Principal Legal Counsel, Financial Law Division, European Central Bank, Frankfurt

Despina Vassiliadou, Deputy Head of Financial Crime Unit, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission, Brussels

Apply for a scholarship:

The German Bundesbank Mainz has generously offered to sponsor the participation of a number of legal practitioners.

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Language: English

Organiser: Academy of European Law (ERA), Maria Todorof

Event number: 218D73