RME Elective Course: Financial Crime Training for Legal Professionals (Online)

Course Description

This half-day RME course aims to provide an overview of the key anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (“AML/CTF”) obligations on legal practitioners and practical steps for compliance. It will include the interplay between AML/CTF obligations and competing obligations such as legal privilege and confidentiality. It will also consider the application of sanctions law in Hong Kong from a local and global perspective.

Course Outline

  • What money laundering and terrorist financing is, the key laws and offences
  • The relevant provisions for AML/CTF obligations for lawyers in Hong Kong
  • KYC requirements
  • How to identify and report suspicious activity
  • Managing competing obligations that apply to legal practitioners
  • An overview of the Hong Kong sanctions regime
  • The application of US sanctions in Hong Kong
  • Case studies

Course Schedule

Date: 13 May 2020 | Time: 2:30pm - 5:45pm | Fee: HKD 2,250

Accreditation(s): 3 CPD Points (Subject to accreditation by The Law Society of Hong Kong)

Level: Advanced | Language: English

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