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Title: The Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive : an academic overview
Authors: Debattista, Leanne
Chircop, Charlene
Mula, Mariah
Keywords: Money laundering -- Law and legislation -- European Union countries
Terrorism -- Finance -- Law and legislation -- Malaysia -- European Union countries
Commercial crimes -- European Union countries
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: European Law Students' Association Malta
Citation: Debattista, L., Chircop, C., & Mula, M. (2016). The Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive : an academic overview. ELSA Malta Law Review, 6, 273-287.
Abstract: Flows of illicit money can damage the integrity, stability and reputation of the financial sector, and threaten the internal market of the Union as well as international development. Money laundering, terrorism financing and organized crime remain significant problems which should be addressed at Union level.' This legal analysis is geared towards showcasing the major concerns which arise from the crime of money laundering and its intrinsic link with terrorism-financing. Recent global enforcement actions against financial institutions highlight the importance of compliance with anti-money laundering and terrorism-financing regulations. Such enforcement actions are clear proof that despite the considerable progress made in mitigating risks posed by money laundering and rooting out prior wrongdoing, financial institutions are still falling short of regulators' expectations. The focal-point of this study is the recently-enacted Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive. Salient aspects of this Directive shall be addressed all throughout and a comparative analysis shall be carried out with regard to the changes it has brought about from previous EU anti-money laundering Directives, specifically the Third AML Directive. Apart from analyzing the impact of the new AML provisions on Maltese legislation, other jurisdictions shall also be taken into consideration, so as to better highlight the effect of this new Directive on cross-border jurisdictions and businesses. Furthermore, the main pitfalls of AMLD4 shall be examined and possible solutions for future ameliorations shall be put forward.
ISSN: 23051949
Appears in Collections:ELSA Malta Law Review : Volume 6 : 2016
ELSA Malta Law Review : Volume 6 : 2016

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