Category Archive for: ‘AML/CTF’

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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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10 months on, Panama Papers heat up again with senior lawyers arrested

The founders of Mossack Fonesca, the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers scandal, have been arrested. The …

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“Making Hong Kong great again” – HKMA clarifies AML/CTF expectations to promote financial inclusion and entrepreneurialism

September was a busy month for Hong Kong regulators, with in-tandem efforts to enhance financial inclusion, while emphasising the importance …

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