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The UK Government’s final steps to implement 4MLD

In a busy month for regulatory developments in the area of anti-money laundering (‘AML’) and countering the financing of terrorism (‘CFT’) in the UK, HM Treasury published its response to the consultation on the Transposition of the Fourth Money Laundering Directive (‘4MLD’) together with draft legislation, and a draft of the new Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (‘MLR 2017’), among other things. These developments represent the UK Government’s final steps to implement 4MLD in the UK, and include additions to the AML supervisory regime. Guy Wilkes, Partner at Mayer Brown International LLP, discusses the proposals put forward.

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