How to prepare for Law Society AML/CFT review – A checklist for busy lawyers

Since the implementation of Part VA of the Legal Profession Act on Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism, and the accompanying Legal Profession (Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism) Rules on 23 May 2015, the Law Society has conducted independent reviews on its members to assist the members in the compliance […]

The Importance of On-Going Monitoring

In Nov 2017, a veteran Managing Director lawyer with 15 years of experience in conveyancing work, and a Senior Marketing Director of an international real estate agent were both charged in the Singapore Courts for failing to report to the authorities a suspicious property deal in the Sentosa Cove district. The charges were under the […]

Management Oversight – Lessons Learnt from BSI AML Control Failures

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on 24 May 2016 that it has served BSI Bank Limited (BSI Bank) notice of intention to withdraw its status as a merchant bank in Singapore for serious breaches of anti-money laundering requirements, poor management oversight of the bank’s operations, and gross misconduct by some of the bank’s […]