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AML/CFT - Wire Transfers, SARs, Privilege & Confidentiality - Webinar Package

NZ $179.00
Henry Brandts-Giesen Neil Russ
Henry Brandts-Giesen
Partner, Kensington Swan
Neil Russ
Partner, Buddle Findlay

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Archive Presentation  l  Booklet  l  PowerPoint Presentation

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  • $179 - Non-members

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Webinar Archive Presentation

Presentation time: 90 minutes

The AML/CFT Act may require lawyers to gather financial data and report certain transactions and activities to the Financial Intelligence Unit of the NZ Police. However, these obligations are difficult to reconcile with traditional duties of confidentiality and legal professional privilege. These are complex and difficult issues which are already exercising the profession.

The presenters will explain the legal requirements and provide some practical guidance to help lawyers discharge their obligations under the AML/CFT Act and to their clients.

Topics covered will include:

  • Suspicious activity reports
  • Wire transfers
  • Duties of confidentiality and privilege
  • Practical due diligence issues for the legal profession in the first 3 months.

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Authors: Henry Brandts-Giesen, Neil Russ
Published: 11 September 2018
Pages: 34


The purpose of this paper is to assist New Zealand lawyers with their obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act (the AML/CFT Act). The first part of the paper will briefly recap the general compliance obligations before focusing on some specific issues. In particular, this paper will address a lawyer’s obligations in relation to wire transfers, prescribed transaction reports, and suspicious activity reports. This paper will also consider how legal professional privilege can be reconciled with the obligation under the AML/CFT Act to reporting suspicious activities to the Financial Intelligence Unit of the New Zealand Police (the FIU).

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