Wednesday 19 June 2019

09:00    Registration and coffee

09:30    Chair’s opening comments

  Samantha Palmer, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP

09:35    The SRA’s outlook for anti-money laundering

  • Summary of findings from the latest thematic review
  • Governance, taking a risk-based approach and training
  • The outlook: working with firms, taking action and enforcement

Colette Best, Policy Manager, Solicitors Regulation Authority

10:15    Looking ahead to 2020

  • Policy update: the current work of The Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force
  • The forthcoming 5th AML Directive: ongoing implementation and review
  • An update on Suspicious Activity Reports: cross-industry collaboration

Amasis Saba, Head of Business Acceptance and Deputy MLRO, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP & Chair, Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force

11:00    Morning networking break

11:20    Panel: The dual responsibilities and functions of the fee-earning MLRO

  • Managing multiple roles, effectively acting as lawyer and compliance officer
  • Clarifying your relationship with your regulator
  • Duties: training, resources, supervision and compliance
  • Handling the potential conflict that arises from being both enforcer and advisor

Guy Wilkes, Partner, Mishcon de Reya

Colette Best, Policy Manager, Solicitors Regulation Authority

Amy Bell, Director, Teal Compliance and contributing author to ARK’s Anti-Money Laundering Compliance for Law Firms 2nd edition, January 2019
Alex Ktorides, Head of Risk Management and Ethics, Ince Gordon Dadds

11:50   Anti-money laundering and counter-terror financing – are you asking the right questions?

  • Who needs compliance and what needs to be done? And the questions to be asked
  • Understanding the role of the money laundering compliance officer
  • Quick wins for implementing effective new controls

Ruth Paley, Principal Associate (of Counsel), Eversheds and contributing author to ARK’s Anti-Money Laundering Compliance for Law Firms 2nd edition, January 2019

12:30    Networking lunch

13:30    The FATF review: Where next for AML processes and training?

  • Will additional resources and IT be required?
  • Addressing the underreporting of suspicious transactions
  • Effective AML screening and onboarding

Sue Mawdsley, Partner, Legal Risk

14:10   Cross-industry benchmarking: how the financial sector has responded to AML regulations

  • Managing interaction with the financial services regulators
  • The proactive nature of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) approach to AML supervision
  • Assessing financial systems and controls

Michael Ruck, Partner, TLT and contributing author to ARK’s Anti-Money Laundering Compliance for Law Firms 2nd edition, January 2019

14:35   Risk and compliance processes in the finance sector

  • Key processes, risk assessment and procedures
  • Reporting requirements and regulatory challenges
  • Training, employee screening: points for consideration

Tamara Vanmeggelen, Global Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, Mourant

15:15    Afternoon networking

15:35    Panel session: reviewing your processes, reporting and procedures

  • Reviewing management of client due diligence (CDD) processes across a spectrum of law firms
  • Responding to a varied client portfolio
  • Making the best use of your available resources; including IT and training

Angela Craven, Associate, TLT   
Sarah Conway, Partner, Maurice Turnor Gardner
Jo Riddick, General Counsel, MacFarlanes

16:15   Interactive AML case studies

  • This session explores three scenarios with roundtable discussions and interactive voting for participants.
  • New client and business acceptance
  • Employee screening
  • Interaction of AML with other regulations: sanctions, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Tamara Quailey-Tulloch,Compliance Manager, Brown Rudnick
Emma Williams, Head of Risk & Compliance, Morgan Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

17:00    Chair's closing comments

Samantha Palmer, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP

17:20    Close of Anti-Money Laundering for Law Firms Conference 2019


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