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Anti-money laundering

Our anti-money laundering lawyers assist companies in all sectors to identify and manage money laundering risks, prepare anti-money laundering compliance programs and assist in processes with public authorities. Our lawyers have extensive expertise in criminal law, compliance and financial regulatory issues.

Failure to comply with anti-money laundering regulations can have serious legal, financial and reputational consequences. Enterprises should therefore implement suitable measures in light of the current regulations and the enterprise's risk exposure. For companies with international operations, anti-money laundering rules in several jurisdictions must also be dealt with. 

Our anti-money laundering lawyers have extensive expertise in criminal law, compliance and financial regulatory issues. Our lawyers have experience from the police/prosecuting authority and several have worked in-house with anti-money laundering in the country's largest financial institutions. We have also handled several large, international investigations in this field with extensive coordination in various jurisdictions. 

We offer

  • Tailor-made compliance programs for anti-money laundering, including implementation of risk assessments, drafting of routines, assistance with practical implementation of the routines, and assistance with training. We take a holistic approach and see anti-money laundering in the context of other relevant compliance areas such as sanctions and anti-corruption, to ensure the most effective implementation in practice 
  • Assistance in connection with inspections and other processes with public authorities 
  • Interpretation and practical compliance with the money laundering rules, such as questions about handling customer relationships in financial institutions, assessment of customer measures and assessment and follow-up of circumstances that give rise to suspicion of money laundering or terrorist financing 
  • Crisis management and investigation related to money laundering, including related criminal law matters and civil law disputes. 
  • "Integrity Due Diligence" services to map business partners, including mapping control and ownership structures. 
  • Handling of anti-money laundering in the context of transactions 
  • Seamless international cooperation on money laundering issues affecting multiple jurisdictions 
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China expands legislation for private sector corruption

China has amended its criminal law for the 12th time with effect from 1 March 2024 by increasing penalties and adding employees of private companies to some bribery and corruption offences that currently only apply to employees of state-owned enterprises.


Expansion of the UK’s corporate criminal liability regime

The UK Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (“the ECCTA”) was formally approved on 26 October 2023. Among the most significant reforms introduced by the ECCTA are the establishment of ‘failure to prevent fraud’ as a new UK corporate criminal offence, and a reform of the UK identification doctrine expanding the extent of corporate criminal liability for economic crimes. In this article, we highlight the details of these two key aspects of the Act, and explain how they will affect Norwegian companies with operations or subsidiaries in the UK.


Invites to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Day 2024

On February 15th, we open the doors for the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Day 2024 in Oslo- with speakers including American sanction authorities (OFAC), American export control authorities (BIS), and the EU Commission.

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