Regulatory Compliance Journal

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Look up company VAT number in Europe

How to find the VAT number of a counterparty or customer ?How can you, as a company or obliged entity, search for the VAT number of a counterparty or customer? Whether you are a company that has to check whether your counterparty is subject to VAT or as an entity subject to the AML Act, you ...

VAT carousel: fiction or truth for financial institutions ?

VAT Carousels - The look back in the transactions For several years there have been occasional stories of VAT carousels that are exposed after the facts and where banks then do a look back in the transactions on their systems to determine whether something could have been noticed in the past. ...

The rising cost of regulatory compliance for financial institutions

Businesses are increasingly worried about regulatory costs that arise every time a new legal framework is introduced. The stakeholders fear that the cost of compliance will cut the growth of businesses and will lead to very restrictive business environments. What do we mean when we refer to ...

Outcomes of the FATF October 2019 Plenary Week in Paris

For one week, from the 13th to the 18th October, representatives of 205 countries and jurisdictions, the IMF, UN, World Bank and other organizations (OECD, OSCE, Europol, Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, ...) met in Paris for the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) week. This week ...

Google can choose to not apply the right to be forgotten globally

On 24 September 2019 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) released a preliminary decision according to which Google is not bound to apply the "right to be forgotten" or "de-referencing" globally. Google preliminary ruling caseIn May 2015, the French authority for data protect...

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Michel Cliquet Senior Consultant
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Hans Torres Traineeship
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Omar Morabet Chergui Traineeship

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What are financial crime threats in the metaverse?

Anti Money Laundering, Compliance, Data breach, Digital, Due Diligence, FATF, Know your Customer, KYC, Money Laundering, Personal Data,

Facebook made a splash in October 2021 when it rebranded itself to Meta and announced an investment of $10 billion to create its own metaverse project. But the tech giant is just a drop in a larger ocean. It is estimated that over 160 companies, inc...

GDPR: inspiring data protection worldwide

Compliance, Compliance expert, Data Protection Authority, Data Protection Watchdog, EU, European Commission, GDPR, Privacy, Personal Data, Data Security,

Since its inception, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been deemed by experts as the world’s strongest collection of data protection rules. As our online presence increases through social media, digital banking, and other me...

How to book a good consultant for your projects?

Governance, Compliance, Procurement, Know your Customer, Financial Institutions, Compliance expert, FinTech, Audit Findings, Consultant, AML, Financial firms,

From an extra pair of hands to the person that advises on strategical decisions and the future of your company, consultants have become an important and integral part of companies and financial institutions all over world. The consultancy industry h...