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New guidance for banks on AMLCFT

Hong Kong - August 6 2019 The Hong Kong Association of Banks (“HKAB”) has just published 28 new Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) tackling some of the thornier issues in...

Richard Mazzochi, Urszula McCormack.

FATF releases 2019 guidance on virtual assets: 9 key points and global changes

Australia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Germany, Global - July 18 2019 Virtual asset adoption within traditional finance can only occur with clear regulation. A major piece of this puzzle is anti-money laundering and...

Rudolf Haas,, Alix Prentice, Shawn Davis, Urszula McCormack, Kate Jackson-Maynes.

The five W’s and How of Hong Kong’s mutual evaluation assessment

Hong Kong - May 7 2019 As Hong Kong eagerly anticipates the release of the Financial Action Task Force’s (“FATF”) mutual evaluation report (“MER”), discussed at last...

Kendal McCarthy.

The new frontier in sanctions - OFAC and Bitcoin

USA - December 5 2018 The United States Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") has, for the first time, listed two Bitcoin addresses...

Jack Nelson, Urszula McCormack.

Decentralised exchanges feel the heat

USA - November 21 2018 Combine a smart contract with a website interface and you can easily create a decentralised exchange for trading digital tokens or other virtual...

Jack Nelson, Richard Mertl, Urszula McCormack.