Tagarchief: CCBE

AML package in the hearings by the ECON-LIBE committees | AML, CFT

Yesterday I published an article on the AML package as presented by the European Commission in July 2021. The proposals are dealt with in the ECON and LIBE committees of the European Parliament, that have held two public hearings, one … Lees verder

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EU’s Iron Fist – Europe authoritarianly steamrolls over national supervisors and obliged entities | AML package, AML, CFT

In July 2021 the European Commission presented proposals to harmonize the EU’s anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing (AML/CFT) rules, the ‘AML package’ [1]. The package consists of the following legislative proposals: a] AMLAR, a Regulation establishing a new EU … Lees verder

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Anti-Money Laundering Package in LIBE/ECON meeting (European Parliament)

On Tuesday 22 March (16.15 – 18.45) the new Anti-Money Laundering Package on the agenda is on the agenda of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and the Committee for Economic Affairs (ECON) of the European … Lees verder

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New CCBE president: AML/CFT proposals European Commission have problematic issues and the principle of non-identification of lawyers with their clients

Recently the president of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) was interviewed by the CCBE. In the interview he mentions the problematic issues of the AML/CFT proposals by the European Commission. One of his main priorities … Lees verder

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Independence of lawyers threatened | CCBE

The past years according to law enforcement agencies [*] lawyers are supposed to play an important role in facilitating crime. It seems that governments forget that it is essential to have adequate legal support against a powerful government and other … Lees verder

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CCBE news regarding anti-money laundering | AML, CFT

In its latest newsletter the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) warns that some of the elements of the European Anti-Money Laundering package violate fundamental rights: Adoption of a position paper on the Anti Money Laundering (AML) … Lees verder

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AML-CFT proposals of the European Commission endanger the independence of the legal profession | AML package

In the October newsletter CCBE wrote two articles on AML/CFT subjects and voiced its concern about the consequences of legislative proposals for the independence of the legal profession: The CCBE voices concerns on the Anti-Money Laundering package On 8 October, … Lees verder

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The ‘facilitator’ frame has reached the offices of the OECD | AML, CFT

In marketing of the concepts of anti-money laundering (AML) and countering terrorist financing (CFT) governmental agencies and political journalist use interesting types of framing. The facilitator-frame Financial and legal service providers, like lawyers and auditors, are framed by governmental authorities … Lees verder

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Access to legal assistance, the position of lawyers and endangered lawyers | CCBE

It is not self-evident that citizens have access to legal assistance from a lawyer and in some countries lawyers are in great danger. Endangered lawyers The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) in March and April 2021 … Lees verder

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CCBE on digitalisation of justice, e-Justice, e-CODEX, DSA and DMA

In its latest newsletter the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) is reporting on several interesting matters regarding European initiatives on digitalisation of justice and related matters. Communication by the European Commission on the digitalisation of justice. … Lees verder

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