Informative Note

Coronavirus: The impact on the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing

15/04/2020
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The Covid-19 pandemic has had repercussions in the field of criminal law and, in particular, on regulating and combating money laundering and terrorist financing, and this has led to recommendations by various international, European and Portuguese bodies responsible for these areas.

Notwithstanding the need for flexibility in the movement of capital as a way to avoid the collapse of economies, obliged entities should be aware of the criminal activities that are more frequent in exceptional situations, such as the public health crisis caused by the Covid 19 pandemic. They must also ensure they comply strictly with their duties to fight crime.

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PLMJ has created a multidisciplinary team dedicated to analysing the legal and operational challenges that businesses are facing. Our team’s mission is work hand-in-hand with our clients to find the best solutions to mitigate the risks and to relieve some of the pressure they are under.

We have created a Coronavirus Hub to share practical information to help mitigate the risks for companies in Portugal.

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