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Money Laundering Foreign Banks

Obtaining Jurisdiction in New York Courts through Repeated Use of Correspondent Bank Accounts

In the past, a foreign bank’s use of correspondent bank accounts in the United States to facilitate wire transfers has not necessarily given New York courts a sufficient basis for jurisdiction over the bank. But a recent 4-3...more

NY Expands Jurisdictional Reach Over Foreign Banks Using Correspondent Accounts

by Bracewell LLP on

The New York Court of Appeals recently gave a leg-up to plaintiffs seeking to hale foreign banks before New York state courts, clarifying that the use of a New York-based correspondent account could, under certain...more

Rasheed Al Rushaid v. Pictet & Cie – New York Court of Appeals Rules In A 4-3 Decision That Foreign Bank Is Subject To Personal...

by Reed Smith on

In Rasheed Al Rushaid v. Pictet & Cie, the New York Court of Appeals ruled in a November 22, 2016 decision that a foreign bank’s allegedly intentional and repeated use of correspondent bank accounts in New York was sufficient...more

NY Court of Appeals Finds Personal Jurisdiction Based on Use of NY Correspondent Bank Accounts

A sharply divided New York Court of Appeals recently held that defendants who allegedly made intentional and repeated use of New York correspondent bank accounts for money laundering thereby purposefully transacted business...more

New York Court of Appeals Finds 'Repeated, Deliberate Use' of Correspondent Account Sufficient to Establish Personal Jurisdiction...

In a decision that has implications for non-U.S. financial institutions with correspondent accounts in New York, a closely divided New York Court of Appeals held on November 22, 2016, that the “[r]epeated, deliberate use [of...more

Second Circuit Highlights Bank Regulators' Actions in Weighing Alien Tort Statute Claims

by White & Case LLP on

In Licci v. Lebanese Canadian Bank, the Second Circuit reaffirmed its prior rulings that international law does not recognize corporate liability for crimes under international law, and so dismissed claims by foreign...more

NY DFS Finalizes Rigorous AML/BSA Regulation

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) has finalized a new regulation setting forth rigorous standards for monitoring and filtering programs to monitor transactions for potential anti-money laundering (AML) and...more

North Korea Designation Targets Chinese Banks (IRB No. 554)

by Bryan Cave on

On May 25, the U.S. Treasury Department issued a finding designating North Korea as a jurisdiction of “primary money laundering concern.” On the same date, Treasury, through FinCEN, issued a notice of proposed rulemaking...more

Wolfsberg Group publishes risk assessment FAQ

by Dentons on

The Wolfsberg Group has published a set of FAQ on risk assessments for money laundering, sanctions and bribery and corruption. The questions look at issues like: - what is the purpose of a risk assessment? - how...more

FinCEN Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Andorran Bank as “Primary Money Laundering Concern”

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On March 10, 2015, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) named Banca Privada d’Andorra (BPA) a foreign financial institution of “primary money laundering concern,” a measure that will...more

The DOJ Charges Another Individual With FCPA Violations

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

FCPA enforcement officials have repeatedly emphasized that a key focus is individuals who violate the Act. This week the Department of Justice announced the filing of a multi-count indictment against the owner of a privately...more

Money Laundering on the Front Burner

With the bulk of the banking industry’s credit problems resolved or at least more manageable than in the recent past, the regulators appear to be on a new warpath. Over the last year, they have sent strong signals to the...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

Banks Take It On The Chin

by Michael Volkov on

The end of the year was very tough for global banks. For months significant enforcement actions were expected in the ongoing LIBOR manipulation probe and anti-money laundering and sanctions violations probes....more

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