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Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive’s effective date looms

PATRICIA TAYLOR, WILLIAM FRY

The Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive (EU 2015/849) (AMLD4) is the latest significant upgrade to the EU legislative programme in the area of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF). AMLD4 implements recommendations by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and, on some issues, expands on FATF’s requirements and provides for additional safeguards.

On 5 July 2016, in response to terrorist attacks in Europe in 2015/2016 and the leak of the Panama papers,...

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