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The fifth anti-money laundering and terrorist financing directive (AML 5) - Key aspects and changes

August 2018 - Finance. Legal Developments by Arendt & Medernach.

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On 19 April 2018, the European Parliament adopted the new directive on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorism financing.

The new directive on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorism financing (2016/0208/COD) (the “5th AML Directive” or “Directive”), which partially amends Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2015 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorism financing (the “4th AML Directive”), has been adopted by the European Parliament on 19 April 2019 and is expected to be published in the official journal of the European Union any day now.

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