Date: 29th August 2019
Time: 09:00 - 16:20
Edinburgh Hilton Carlton Hotel
CPD Hours: 5hours 30minutesThis AML conference aims to ensure you are aware of the risks of money laundering and financial crime, how and why it is conducted, how to identify it and how to prevent it.
5.5 hours verifiable CPD
It is estimated that hundreds of billions of pounds of illicit funds pass through the United Kingdom each year, often aided, knowingly or unknowingly, by law firms. These funds have been linked to corruption, terrorist financing and organised crime on a global scale. Research conducted by organisations such as Transparency International has concluded that British firms lack an understanding of why anti-money laundering is so important, their responsibilities in preventing it and how to identify it.
By beginning with the big picture of money laundering and then moving onto your responsibilities and how you can work with supervisors and regulators, this event aims to ensure you are aware of the risks of money laundering and financial crime, how and why it is conducted, how to identify it and how to prevent it.
The below programme is subject to change.
- David Lee, Conference Chair
- Martin Cox, Deputy Head UK Financial Intelligence Unit, National Crime Agency
- Jane Jarman, Associate Professor, Nottingham Law School
- Ramandeep Kaur Chhina, Associate Professor, Edinburgh Napier University
- Callum Murray, CEO, Amiqus
- Professor Emilios Avgouleas, Professor of International Banking Law and Finance, University of Edinburgh
- Tom Stocker, Partner, Pinsent Masons
- Graham Barrow, Anti-Money Laundering Expert
David Artingstall, Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
At this conference you will:
- Discuss money-laundering on a national and international scale and develop an understanding of the role the Scottish legal profession must play in combatting it
- Gain insights into what's involved when making a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) and it's relation to legal professional privilege
- Identify anti-money laundering (AML) regulations on a national, European, and global scale, and the role of offshore jurisdictions
- Explore the impact of advanced technology on the future of money laundering and financial crime