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AMLD6 – EU unveils tougher anti-money laundering rules: key highlights

AMLD6 is set to address the organisation of the institutional AML/CFT framework at national level. The new directive transfers the rules applying to the private sector from AMLD6 t…

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AMLR: a new EU-wide level playing field through increased ha…

After years of negotiations, the EU Parliament has finally adopted the long…

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15/05/24
AMLA: a new game-changer at institutional level

In response to identified weaknesses within the existing anti-money launder…

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FATF's Comprehensive Evaluation of Luxembourg's Financial Systems

Following the on-site visit for mutual evaluation of Luxembourg made by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) from 2 November 2022 to 18 November 202…

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Money laundering and terrorism financing risks for payment institutions

The european banking authority published a report on money laundering and terrorist financing risks associated with eu payment institutions. the repor…

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New AML package is now close to the final stage

On 19 April 2023, the EU Parliament announced the approval of its negotiating mandate for three of the four proposed pillars of the much-anticipated n…

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New legislation: criminal penalties doubled for intention to discriminate

From 7 April 2023, the penalties for crimes committed with discriminatory intent will double.

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Misuse of corporate assets turns 30

30  years ago, with the law of 21 July 1992, Luxembourg criminal law was enhanced with a new offence targeting company directors: misuse of corpo…

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Law amending the Luxembourg criminal law framework in relation to money laundering

On 20 December 2021, the law of 17 December 2021 (the “Law”) was published in the Official Journal of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg

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Key changes introduced by the Luxembourg law of 25 February 2021

The Luxembourg Parliament has adopted a law of 25 February 2021 (the “Law”) which notably amends the law of 12 November 2004 on the fight against mone…

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La détection des comportements criminels au sein des entreprises via les mécanismes de lutte contre le blanchi…

Les entreprises assujetties à la loi du 12 novembre 2004 relative à la lutte contre le blanchiment et le financement du terrorisme, ont été au fil du …

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New law on European investigation order in criminal matters

By a Law of 1 August 2018 ("Law"), Luxembourg transposed into national law Directive 2014/41/EU on the European Investigation Order in crimi…

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Strengthened procedural safeguards in criminal proceedings

Since the Napoleonic era the procedure in correctional matters has been governed by theCode d’instruction criminelle. Under the influence of the Europ…

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New CSSF Circular 17/650 widens the application of AML/TF legislation to certain primary tax offences

The Luxembourg law of 23 December 2016 on the 2017 tax reform (the TRL) extends the money laundering predicate offence to aggravated tax fraud (f…

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Le blanchiment de fraude fiscale reconnu à Luxembourg

Le “paquet fiscal” que vient de dévoiler le gouvernement comprend d’abord la création d’une nouvelle infraction fiscale : la fraude fiscale aggravée.

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The strenghthening of Luxembourg criminal procedure

Considering the increase in terrorist attacks, the legislator has decided to strengthen Luxembourg’s criminal procedure by introducing draft law N° 69…

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Proposed amendment to the code of criminal procedure

The Minister for Justice has proposed a new draft law No 6887, dated October 7th 2015 (the “Draft Law”) to insert a new paragraph 6 to Article 3 of th…

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Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive And Wire Transfer Regulation

Having been published on 5 June 2015, the latest anti-money laundering Directive (EU) 2015/849 (“AMLD IV”), which shall be transposed into n…

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Introduction of The Plea Bargaining Procedure In Luxembourg Law / Introduction De La Transaction En Matière Pé…

The first criminal case on the basis of the newly adopted plea bargaining procedure in Luxembourg called « judgment upon consent » has been settled by…

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