News round-up: Insights from the AML regulators

We’re just beginning the long, steady process of coming out of lockdown, just as the cheery signs of nature emerging from its own annual winter ‘lockdown’ begin to appear around us. The past twelve months have doubtless taught us a …

The impact of COVID-19 on Human Trafficking and Drug Smuggling
The Impact of COVID-19 on Human Trafficking and Drug Smuggling

The current pandemic has put the entire world under a continuous strain, and it has affected the lives of many. Curfews, lockdowns, quarantines and travel restrictions have set limitations on both movement and economic activity. Whilst Governments around the world …

The economic cost of COVID-19: Vulnerable states, sovereign debt and financial crime

The latest in our Facing Change series examines the impact of COVID-19 as it moves from a health crisis to an economic and social crisis. Angus Sim talks to Ian Clark, Partner at White & Case, about the challenges the …

Sanctions compliance for banks in the age of crypto-assets

Cryptocurrencies are increasingly becoming part of modern day society. However, the characteristics of cryptocurrencies offer a level of anonymity that makes them particularly attractive to criminals. Sanctioned actors are known to be using crypto-assets to evade and by-pass sanctions. As …

Webcast: Can money laundering regulation help the crypto sector grow?

Cryptoassets are increasingly being adopted into mainstream financial services, but they must be subject to the same anti-money laundering (AML) standards as fiat currencies. This is all the more important given the relative anonymity and speed crypto transactions offer, which …