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The Impact of Anti-Money Laundering Legislation and Tax Legislation on Legal Professional Privilege and Professional Secrecy

  • Square Brussels Meeting Centre 2 Ravensteinstraat Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, 1000 Belgium (map)

13.00 - 13.25 Welcome and registration

13.25 - 13.30 Opening remarks (CCBE President)

13.30 - 15.30 Panel Session I

The impact of anti-money laundering legislation on legal professional privilege

  • Presentation: Rupert Manhart (Chair of the CCBE AML Committee) “LPP, professional secrecy and AML - Where are we and how did we get here?

  • Views from the Commission - Raluca Pruna, Head of the Commission Financial Crime Unit.

  • AML reporting obligations within civil law jurisdictions – Alain Claes, Partner, Sherpa Law, Belgium

  • AML reporting obligations within common law jurisdictions – Suzie Ogilvie, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Global head of anti-money laundering

  • AML obligations of direct applicability to Bars following the 5th AML Directive: open discussion on “What can Bars and Law Societies do/what should Bars and Law Societies do?

15.30 – 16.00 – Coffee break

16.00 – 18.00 – Panel session II

The impact of Tax legislation on legal professional privilege

  • Presentation: Jacques Taquet (Chair of the CCBE Tax Committee) “DAC 6 explained - the obligation to inform, waiver and professional privilege, the consequences for violating privilege/professional secrecy, and the implications for not complying with the requirement to inform the client”.

  • Implementation of DAC 6 in Poland” - Dariusz Gibasiewicz, Attorney at Law, Law firm Rykowski Jusiel

  • Implementation of DAC 6 in Ireland” – Olivia Long, Matheson.

  • Implementation of DAC 6 in The Netherlands” - Nathalie Fanoy, Fanoy Legal.

  • Open discussion “What can Bars and Law Societies do/what should Bars and Law Societies do?

18.00 – Conclusions

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