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Takeaways From EU's Latest Anti-Money Laundering Rules

Law360 (February 22, 2019, 3:09 PM EST) -- On Oct. 11, 2018, the Council of the European Union formally adopted the Sixth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, or 6AMLD, to strengthen and advance the fight against money laundering. The directive introduces new criminal law provisions to disrupt and block access by criminals to financial resources, including those used for terrorist activities. Member states have 24 months to transpose it into national legislation. The 6AMLD will be of great interest to many business in the U.K., including but not limited to U.K. business with subsidiaries or clients in EU.

Prompted by the Panama Paper revelations and recent terror attacks in the EU, EU...

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