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Anti-money laundering

Anti-money laundering is one of the most significant regulatory risks to UK companies. From helping you to implement a robust programme to defending you in the event of an investigation, our experts will guide you through.

No longer solely applicable to the financial sector, anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) legislation has grown in complexity creating major risks and obligations for most corporate entities. With AML and CTF now a priority for most regulators globally, enforcement is becoming ever more prevalent.

Our in-depth understanding of the applicable frameworks together with a solid understanding of your sector means that our team doesn’t just give legal opinion, we provide strategic advice in the broader commercial context. Our specialist team will help you understand and operate within the AML framework for your industry, from implementing practical compliance enhancements to advising on the management of AML risk. And if necessary, we can advise on self-reporting, conducting internal investigations or responding to allegations of AML and CTF breaches.

Where we need to work alongside lawyers in other jurisdictions, we are part of the TerraLex network and have access to over 150 law firms in 100 jurisdictions across the globe.

Relevant work

  • Investigating the potential illicit movement of funds out of a Central Asian country through inflation of invoices

  • Drafting the AML and CTF policy for an international trade finance provider

  • Advising numerous corporates on when and how to raise a Suspicious Activity Report in the context of ongoing FCA/SFO investigations and how to avoid tipping off