AML free workshop for bar associations
Anti-Money Laundering Legislation Applies to Lawyers – a free workshop for bar associations
The IBA’s Anti-Money Laundering Legislation Implementation Working Group and the Professional Ethics Committee will be holding a free intensive workshop targeted at bar associations on Tuesday 24 May 2011 in Warsaw, Poland, on the day before this year’s IBA Bar Leaders Conference.
The workshop aims to both raise awareness of how anti-money laundering legislation around the world is intended to apply to lawyers and discuss how bar associations can help their members through their own awareness and education programmes.
The workshop will consist of practical guidance and case studies designed to flag key client transaction behaviour that should indicate to lawyers that they are likely to be targeted as unwitting pawns in money-laundering activity and the actions they should then take. Part of the workshop will also raise awareness of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations, how they apply to member states and how various member states have reacted to them as they apply to lawyers, distinguishing carefully between CDD (Client Due Diligence) and STR (Suspicious Transaction Reporting).
Places at the free workshop are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. To book your place, please tick the relevant box on the Bar Leaders Conference registration form available here.
Adrian Evans, Associated Proffesor, Monash University, Australia
Stephen Revell, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London, England and Chair, IBA Anti-Money Laundering Legislation Implementation Working Group
Valerie Schilling, Financial Action Task Force, Paris
Gonzalo Guzman, IBA Legal Projects Team
Emma Oettinger, The Law Society of England and Wales
Robert Palmer, Global Witness
Tickets are limited to two per bar association.
For more information please contact Robyn Wheatley, PPID/BIC Administrator, email@example.com.