Debevoise & Plimpton Discusses UK and EU Anti-Money Laundering Enforcement

In the last few months, the UK and EU have separately outlined major plans that will soon bring a renewed focus to their fight against money laundering. Businesses will need to prioritise ensuring that their anti-money laundering (“AML”) controls are up-to-date and effective, and should be prepared for an increasing number of enquiries and investigations.

UK Economic Crime Levy. HM Treasury is currently consulting on the introduction of a levy paid by entities in the ‘AML-regulated sector’ (including financial services, accounting and law firms) to raise £100 million per year for further government action to combat money laundering.[1] The … Read more