Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive
Final agreement between EU Parliament and Council
On 27.01.2015, the European Parliament (EU Parliament) and the Council of the European Union (Council) reached agreement on the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive during the “trilogue negotiations” on a final version of the new Directive (New Anti-Money Laundering Directive). The final barrier to adoption by the EU Parliament and the Council has now therefore in principal been removed. The EU Parliament and the Council have also reached agreement on the adoption of a revised version of the EU Funds Transfer Regulation.
We would like to inform you in this newsletter about some important points which were the subject of controversial discussion in the proceedings for an agreement on the New Anti-Money Laundering Directive and which will have an impact on the future structure of the anti-money laundering law compliance organisation.
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