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M2020 - 5/6 AML Directive

  • 24 Jan 2020
  • 13:30 - 16:45
  • TTC


Registration is closed
Registration Time: 13.15
Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
Speaker: Ms Ariane Azzopardi
Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
Participation Fees
MIA Members: €40.00
Non-MIA Members: €75.00
Retired Members: €20.00
Students: €30.00

Background Information

The 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive, which amends the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 19 June 2018. The Member States must transpose this Directive by 10 January 2020. Malta is currently transposing the Directive into local legislation, which was sent out to subject persons for consultation. A new Directive complementing and reinforcing the Fourth and the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directives (4AMLD and 5AMLD) was adopted on 23 October 2018, which is known as the 6 AML Directive. This will need to be transposed by the Member States by the end of 2020.

Objectives of this session

What changes will be coming our way, and how do subject persons need to prepare for this? The session will highlight the main changes which will come into effect with the said Directives with a focus on the accountancy profession.

Topics on the agenda

• Virtual Currencies and Custodian Wallet Providers
• Beneficial Owner registers
• High risk Third countries
• Harmonisation of predicate offence
• Co-operation between member States
• Dual criminality
• Increased punitive measures

Target audience

MLROs, individuals working within AML & Compliance functions, auditors and accountants

Speaker's Profile

Ariane Azzopardi is an Associate Director with KPMG Malta within the Quality and Risk management function. Ariane has over fifteen years’ experience in this field, and handles compliance and risk management queries, including those related to auditor independence and prevention of money laundering and financing of terrorism as part of her day to day duties. . Ariane is a member of the PMLFT sub-committee at the Malta Institute of Accountants and the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners. She is also a member of the Public Interest Entity Committee at the Malta Institute of Accountants.


3 Hours Core 


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