The role of legal professionals in the European and international legal and regulatory framework against money laundering

Valvi, E. A. (2022). The role of legal professionals in the European and international legal and regulatory framework against money laundering. Journal of Money Laundering Control, 26(7), 28-52. The aim of the present study is to shed light on the role of legal practitioners, namely, lawyers and notaries, in the fight against money laundering: Are they considered…

Are lawyer-lobbyists answerable to “a higher authority”? Bar association rules as lobbying regulation in the EU and the USA

This legal comparative article analyzes the regulatory framework of lobbying services provided by law firms in the European Union and the USA. The comparison of regulation between the jurisdictions focuses on three aspects: the definition of lobbying, the legal advice exception, and alignment with bar association rules. While the EU and the USA are largely…

The EU Anti-money Laundering Authority will be coming into force in 2023

A comprehensively updated EU anti-money laundering policy is set to establish the EU Anti-money Laundering Authority (AMLA) as part of its plan to tighten controls on money laundering and the funding of terrorism. The EU Anti-money Laundering Authority (is one of four legislative proposals about AML) will have a direct impact on the legal profession…

UK Government issues guidance note for a no-deal Brexit result

A scenario in which the UK leaves the EU without agreement (a ‘no deal’ scenario) remains unlikely given the mutual interests of the UK and the EU in securing a negotiated outcome. Negotiations are progressing well and both we and the EU continue to work hard to seek a positive deal. However, it’s our duty…

EU Regular Economic Report: Growth, Jobs and Integration: Services to the Rescue

The EU Regular Economic Report (RER) is a periodic publication of the World Bank Group and covers economic developments and prospects, as well as economic policies in the European Union. The report focuses on four regional sub-groups that share broad economic similarities (see map): Central Europe comprises Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania,…

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