Anti-money laundering (AML) is one of the few areas in Australia where significant regulatory fines have been imposed.

It is recognised as a major risk not just for financial services clients, but increasingly for all companies. The international reach of regulators and willingness to enforce, together with the large penalties and follow-on litigation, mean that the impact on a company and its individual directors and executives can be very substantial.

Our team has significant experience advising clients both in times of crisis (assisting with regulatory responses, internal investigations, and defence and communications strategy) and establishing frameworks and policies to mitigate the risk of AML issues arising.