We hope that you will find this second edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Anti-Money Laundering useful and informative. Money laundering is a persistent and very complex issue. Money laundering has been said to be the lifeblood of all financial crime, including public corruption and the financing of terrorism.
Over the last 30 years, governments around the world have come to recognise the importance of strengthening enforcement and harmonising their approaches to ensure that money launderers do not take advantage of weaknesses in the anti-money laundering (AML) controls. Governments have criminalised money laundering and imposed regulatory requirements on financial institutions and other businesses to prevent and detect money laundering. The requirements are continually being refined and interpreted by government authorities. Because of the often international nature of the money laundering process, there are many cross-border issues. Financial institutions and other businesses that fail to comply with legal requirements and evolve their controls to address laundering risk can be subject to significant legal liability and reputational damage. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to join a group of distinguished colleagues to present several articles we hope you will find of interest on AML topics. This guide also has included chapters written by select law firms in 31 countries discussing the local AML legal and regulatory/administrative requirements and enforcement requirements. Gibson Dunn is pleased to present the chapter on the United States AML regime. As with all ICLG guides, this guide is organised to help the reader understand the AML landscape globally and in specific countries. ICLG, the editors, and the contributors intend this guide to be a reliable first source when approaching AML requirements and considerations. We encourage you to reach out to the contributors if we can be of further assistance.
Stephanie Brooker & Joel M. Cohen Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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