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AML/CFT Recap & Update - Webinar Package

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Henry Brandts-Giesen RUSS Neil
Henry Brandts-Giesen
Dentons Kensington Swan
Neil Russ
Russ + Associates

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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

Anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism rules have applied to lawyers since July 2018. In the period between then and now law firms have had to make important operational changes to ensure compliance, submit an annual report, and undergo an independent audit.

Many of the original issues have been dealt with, but many still remain. Law firms are now finding that the audit process is as challenging as implementing the regime for their practices.

The objective of this webinar is to recap the core obligations of lawyers under the AML/CFT regime, discuss recent DIA guidance and other developments in the interpretation and application of the rules, and to provide practical tips to help law firms to get through the independent audit process, and to save money.

In particular, the webinar will cover:

  • Recent DIA publications and guidance
  • A case law update, and “red flags” all practitioners should be aware of
  • What to expect in an independent audit, including pre-audit strategies, choice of auditor, cost-saving tips, and dealing with negative audit findings.

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Authors: Henry Brandts-Giesen, Neil Russ
Published: 10 June 2020
Pages: 184


This paper is intended to assist New Zealand lawyers with a new and important compliance obligation to assist in the detection and prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing. The obligations are onerous, but they are manageable. The first stage in the compliance process is to understand the context. From there lawyers will hopefully realise that they are but one class of a wide group of professionals and businesses who are dealing with ensuring their businesses are compliant. The New Zealand Law Society (NZLS) is committed to guiding all lawyers through the transition and can draw on the experience and expertise of members and external specialists who are familiar with the issues and solutions.

The purpose of this paper is to provide an introduction to the basic concepts, general overview of the problems and processes and outline the various mechanisms for anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) in New Zealand, how AML and CFT legislation will apply to lawyers and law firms, and an outline of other practical measures law firms can to take to manage risk.

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