Lawyers are subject to the Law of 18 September 2017 on the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing.
This law requires lawyers to comply with a series of obligations aimed at fighting against money laundering and terrorist financing.
Our lawyers are required to identify clients (natural or legal persons), their agents and their beneficial owners, and to request and retain documents attesting to their identity. Our lawyers are also subject, throughout the duration of the business relationship, to an obligation of vigilance which may require the collection of additional information in certain cases.
Therefore, clients agree to provide all documents necessary to comply with the regulations and authorise CEW & Partners to keep the information received in a specific database.
Lawyers who become aware of facts that they know or suspect to be related to money laundering or terrorist financing are obliged to immediately inform the President of the Bar Association to which they belong, except when their activities tend to evaluate the legal situation of their client or to defend or represent their client in legal proceedings. The President of the Bar then decides whether or not to forward the information he has received to the Financial Intelligence Processing Unit. These obligations do not of course affect the lawyer's professional secrecy.