Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML – CFT)
Our Firm has gained significant/extensive experience in the area of Anti-money laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism .
These are financial crimes which can have seriouseconomic consequences.
In order for a court to find that an act of money laundering has been committed, it must necessarily ascertain that an underlying, primary crime in pursuit of profit (such as corruption, drug trafficking, market manipulation, fraud, tax evasion) has been committed, coupled with an intent to conceal the proceeds of the crime or to further the criminal enterprise. These activities generate financial flows that give rise to a diversion of resources away from economically and socially productive uses, and therefore have negative impacts on the financial sector and external stability of member states. They also have a corrosive, corrupting effect on society and the economic system as a whole.
AML/CFT controls, when effectively implemented, serve to mitigate the adverse effects of criminal economic activity and promote integrity and stability in the financial markets.