Category Archive for: ‘AML/CTF’

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New AML/CTF rules for money lenders in Hong Kong

Hong Kong continues to keep up the pace on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (“AML/CTF”) reforms in 2018. The Companies …

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Latest SFC inspection findings on AML/CTF systems and controls: a warning shot to the industry

The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) issued a robust circular on 31 August 2018 in relation to the adequacy of …

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Hong Kong customer due diligence requirements: address proof no longer required

Hong Kong’s financial institution regulators have announced a significant change to the customer due diligence (“CDD“) requirements for anti-money laundering …

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Hong Kong’s home-grown football scandal: ICAC brings charges for match-fixing

Another day, another football scandal but this time it’s close to home. On 28 June 2017, Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against …

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“Ivory laundering”: What you should know about developments in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Legislative Council (“Legco”) is currently considering passing stricter regulation and penalties for illicit animal and plant trafficking, …

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FIFA corruption scandal continues

In April 2015 we considered the FIFA scandal and how the allegations interacted with the obligations on financial institutions in …

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Picasso, diamonds and gambling – where are things up to on the 1MDB scandal?

1Malyasia Development Berhad (“1MDB”) has made international headlines again with international celebrities continuing to be embroiled in the scandal. We …

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Large financial penalties spread to the Antipodes – global trends in AML/CTF enforcement

Multi-million (and billion) dollar fines for AML/CTF breaches are no longer the preserve of United States and United Kingdom. In …

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FATF embraces technology

It’s great to see that the global standard-setter on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (FATF) is embracing the galloping trend …

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Momentum building: SFC AML/CTF action provides practical guidance for securities firms

We are now starting to see signs of momentum building on AML/CTF enforcement cases in Hong Kong.   With it, there …

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