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Financial Action Task Force Publishes Updated List of Deficient Jurisdictions

On February 27, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which is an inter-governmental body established to set standards and promote effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures for combating money...more

FinCEN Provides Guidance Regarding Updated FATF Jurisdictions List

On September 17, FinCEN issued Advisory FIN-2013-A006, which provides considerations for financial institutions when reviewing their obligations and risk-based approaches with respect to certain jurisdictions. The Financial...more

Inter-Governmental Task Force Recommends Extending Anti-Money Laundering Measures to Telecoms, Software Companies and Other...

The Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”) recently released a white paper entitled “Guidance for a Risk Based-Approach: Prepaid Cards, Mobile Payments and Internet-based Payment Services” (“Guidance”). The Guidance contains...more

SEC Creates New Task Forces and Analytical Hub to Crack Down on Financial Reporting and Microcap Fraud

On July 2, 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced three initiatives together with a promise to employ an increasingly proactive approach to discover fraudulent accounting and securities practices....more

Too Big To Fail in the Dodd-Frank Era  [Video]

May 31 (Bloomberg) -- Davis Polk Partner Randall Guynn speaks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about how Dodd-Frank's orderly liquidation authority (OLA) gives lawmakers better choices when faced with the failure of complex...more

Marine Transportation and Anti-Money Laundering

My recent article on the marine transportation industry and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) generated some discussion ranging wider than simply the port agent issue regarding interaction with foreign government...more

Stricter Anti-Money Laundering Controls on Tap for EU Banks and Financial Companies

Financial businesses operating in the European Union will need to consider implementing stricter anti-money-laundering and anti-terrorism-financing controls or face a potential fine of up to 10 percent of their annual...more

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