IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C2.4, Convention Centre, Level 2

Session information

Not quite ‘surf ‘n turf’ but essential AML and sanctions knowledge for your practice: perspectives from other jurisdictions and the Australian context

Tuesday 10 October (0930 - 1230)

Room C2.4, Convention Centre, Level 2


Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Expert Subcommittee (Lead)


What every lawyer needs to know about the risks of advising clients in delicate and often time-pressured situations relating to anti-money laundering (AML), sanctions and economic crime. As major changes take place in the Australian AML regulatory landscape, the Fourth Directive in Europe, potential new legislation in the US and further Financial Action Task Force (FATF) reports elsewhere, the panel will discuss current and topical issues and risks, recent legislative changes and case law, and the important things for lawyers to remember to avoid serious reputational risk and criminal investigation or charge. Given that the conference is in Sydney this year and Australia will be implementing AML legislation that is specifically applicable to the legal profession for the first time, we will have a specific focus and contributions on legislative, regulatory and enforcement trends in Australia, and see how experience and expertise from other jurisdictions can be utilised to assist with the transition to a regulated sector environment.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Kevin Shepherd Venable LLP, Other City, Maryland, USA; Co-Vice Chair , Regulation of Lawyers Committee


Stuart Clark AM Clayton Utz, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Asia Pacific Regional Forum Liaison Officer, Regulation of Lawyers Committee
Gary Hughes Britomart Chambers, Auckland, New Zealand
Tatsu Katayama Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Tokyo, Japan; Co-opted Member, Bar Issues Commission Policy Committee
Emma Oettinger Ashurst, London, England; Member, Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Expert Subcommittee
Maurice Piette Federation of Law Societies of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; President / Chairperson, Member Organisations
Valentina Zoghbi Al Tamimi & Company, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Co-Chair, Regulation of Lawyers Committee
José de Freitas de Freitas, Porto, Portugal