Anti-Money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) is a key area of focus for companies and directors seeking to implement stringent processes to prevent criminals and terrorists using legitimate businesses to launder money.
As regulators and law enforcement agencies worldwide are increasingly working together to investigate and prosecute companies and individuals, our clients rely on us for advice on all aspects of AML and CTF in business threatening circumstances. Our worldwide team has significant experience of acting for companies and individuals under investigation in relation to allegations of money laundering and related enforcement action. Working across 32 offices, our integrated team provides timely, business critical advice to multijurisdictional clients both within and outside the financial services sector.
A natural corollary to this practice is the work we undertake in advising clients regarding issues of compliance and prevention. Our experience in dealing with regulatory and criminal investigations means that we understand how the authorities operate and are able to use this knowledge to identify the key areas of risk for our clients and to implement effective policies, systems and controls as part of promoting a wider ethical culture. We regularly work with our clients to conduct risk assessments of their international businesses, develop strengthened policies and procedures, provide training, and advise on disclosure and reporting.
Atlanta-based banking and finance regulatory team received a Band 1 ranking by Chambers USA for 2018.