Anti-Money Laundering Training Session

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In September 2019, the Council of Europe’s Anti-Money Laundering body MONEYVAL published a Report, calling on Malta to strengthen the practical application of measures to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism, to step up its efforts to investigate and prosecute money laundering and to strengthen its supervisory system. 

With this in mind, during 2020, the Chamber of Advocates will undertake an Anti-Money Laundering training programme for lawyers.  The training will provide participants with the opportunity to acquire a set of comprehensive skills in the field and will highlight the practical approach to Customer Due Diligence and Customer Risk Assessment, among others.

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The session will take place on 30 January 2020.  A detailed programme may be found here.

Date: Thursday, 30 January, 2020, 2 to 5 pm (3 hours). 
Venue: Chamber of Advocates Conference Hall.
Fee: €20.00 for Chamber members / €25 for non-members.

Seating is limited, therefore you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Part 1
AML-CFT Legal background
Overview of main obligations
Developments in the Law

Coffee break  

Part 2
Practical approach to Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and Practical approach to Customer Risk Assessment (CRA)
Typical issues encountered in every day working life; common mistakes etc.
Case studies on Customer Due Diligence and Customer Risk Assessment 

Part 3
Question time

The training will be delivered by Dr Malcolm Mallia and Dr Diane Bugeja.

BIO – Dr Diane Bugeja

Diane is a Senior Associate at Camilleri Preziosi, practicing primarily in financial services law, financial regulation and anti-financial crime compliance.

Prior to joining the firm, Diane held the post of Senior Manager within the risk advisory department at a Big Four Audit Firm in London and Malta. She subsequently joined the enforcement units of the UK and Maltese financial services regulators.

Diane holds a Ph.D in law from King’s College London and is a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta.

BIO – Dr Malcolm Mallia

Malcolm is the Founder of LEXCO compliance solutions where he actively supports the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance team in all legal matters relating to AML Customer Due Diligence (CDD). The compliance team, which has extensive practical experience in AML/CFT, supports subject persons including Advocates, Notaries, CSPs, Fiduciaries, Accountants, Auditors, and Real Estate Agents in all their AML compliance obligations such as development of AML manuals, procedures and policies, CDD and Risk Assessment tools. Malcolm is a warranted advocate and holds a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Malta, a Bachelor of Commerce degree in accountancy and business management, and an MBA from Henley Management College (UK). 

He has been involved in the field of compliance for the last 20 years supporting organisations become compliant to their relevant industry and legal standards. Malcolm is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta in the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accounts, an ISO 9001 auditor and an MFSA approved Compliance officer for CSPs and Trustees. 

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The Malta Chamber of Advocates, il-Kamra tal-Avukati, represents the corps of warranted advocates admitted to the Bar of Malta. It is a voluntary non-political non-Governmental organisation funded by the fees paid by members and by funds raised from the activities it organises.


Seating capacity is limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment.