fostering your reputation.
Money laundering and the financing of terrorism are international phenomena. Not only have they become more prevalent in recent years; they have also increasingly come into the public focus. They impact all areas of the finance industry, and also numerous areas of the real economy. As governments focus more strongly on preventing money laundering and the financing of terrorism, an increasingly dense network of extremely strict regulatory and supervisory requirements is being imposed upon market participants. The primary goals of such legislation are to combat the financial side of organised crime and terrorism, and make it possible – and easier – to prosecute criminals. In addition, the requirements are designed to safeguard the stability of the financial market and protect market players who are required to comply with anti-money laundering regulations from financial losses or a loss of reputation.
As a result of the discussions and political decisions triggered by the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers, our clients are confronted with ever greater demands for transparency. For the avoidance of doubt, companies have to deal with demands for transparency regardless of other obligations in the field of anti-money laundering. And furthermore, the regulator has recently exacerbated such transparency requirements. Increasingly strict regulatory measures – including higher penalties and public exposure (“name and shame”) – are placing more and more pressure on companies and businesses. Here at GSK Stockmann, we will help you identify and comply with the regulatory demands which are relevant for your company, and at the same time avoid unnecessary costs by ignoring restrictions which are not relevant for your business.
Legislation is changing constantly, and so are the accompanying supervisory and regulatory demands. Our clients have different company structures; many operate on an international scale. All these factors need to be taken into account in order to develop a tailored, long-term strategy – and the strong international focus of our team of experts is equally indispensable. Thanks to our long-standing and profound expertise, GSK Stockmann is ideally positioned to offer you comprehensive and interdisciplinary advice on compliance matters.
In doing so, we exploit the practical experience we have gained while working in compliance roles in various companies and businesses, which have also given us insights into the internal structures of our clients. The support we offer in the field of anti-money laundering forms part of our wider portfolio of advisory services for the entire area of regulatory compliance.
We offer our services to companies and banks in the private sector as well as to their organs and in-house experts (e.g., Compliance Officers and Anti-money Laundering Officers).
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“I’m so glad I’ve got you! Not just because working with you is fruitful and enjoyable on a personal level – but also because I’d be completely lost if I had to face all these regulatory requirements on my own.”Anonymous (long-standing client)