Understanding the role of the AML/CFT supervisors and how they carry out their functions, and in particular the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA), will be of immense value to practitioners. This session will provide an opportunity for lawyers to hear from and engage with the DIA, as well hear from the experiences of a practitioner who has had close dealings with them in the past.
The session will afford practitioners the opportunity of hearing about any upcoming guidance, new or amended, and gain insight into where the supervisors see the primary focus of new reporting entities should be.
- Learn and understand more about the role of the supervisors and how they work together to enforce the AML/CFT regime.
- Learn more about the DIA’s engagement approach with its new reporting entities, including where to go for help and guidance, and its enforcement approach.
- Gain insights into how the AML/CFT regulations will be applied from the DIA’s perspective.
- Understand better some of the issues facing practitioners in respect of their relationship with the DIA and how these may be dealt with.
Who should attend?
Given the scope of the legislation, this seminar will be relevant to almost all lawyers in practice but it will be of particular importance to senior partners and practice managers who will be responsible for the appointment of Compliance Officers.
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Barrister and Solicitor
Fiona Hall, who recently spoke at the AML Solutions AML/CFT Summit in Auckland, is a barrister and solicitor specialising in AML/CFT, consumer credit and privacy law. After her admission to the bar in 1987, Fiona initially practised general commercial litigation and banking law at large law firms in both Auckland and London, before moving in-house. Her in-house counsel roles covered a number of credit and credit related businesses as well as for a government regulator.
Fiona has acted as the head of compliance and both privacy and AML officer in conjunction with her legal roles. She has developed and implemented a number of AML/CFT programmes and was an invited speaker at the annual NZ Police FIU AML/CFT conference in 2015.
Representatives from the Department of Internal Affairs