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Bermuda AML and ATF Legislation

Bermuda Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Legislation

Updated November 2020 | Consolidated Acts

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The Bermuda Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing legislation, including related statutes, statutory instruments, rules and statutory appointments, incorporating all amendments to date.

The most recent legislative updates include:

  • consequential amendments made by the Schedule to the Registrar of Companies (Supervision and Regulation) Act 2020 to the Proceeds of Crime Act 1997, the Proceeds of Crime (Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2008, the Anti-Terrorism (Financial and Other Measures) Act 2004, the Financial Intelligence Agency Act 2007, and the Proceeds of Crime (Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing) Regulations, 2008, in force 1 November 2020

Other recent amendments include:

  • amendments to the Fourth Schedule Fees to the Bermuda Monetary Authority Act 1969 made by the Bermuda Monetary Authority Amendment Act 2020, operative 19 March 2020,
  • amendments to section 2(1) of the Proceeds of Crime (Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2008 made by Schedule 2 to the Fund Administration Provider Business Act 2019, operative 31 December 2019
  • consequential amendments to section 55A of the Proceeds of Crime Act 1997 made by Part 7 of the Child Safeguarding (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2019, operative 1 November 2019, and consequential amendments to section 42A of the Proceeds of Crime Act 1997 made by the Insurance Amendment Act 2019, operative 5 August 2019


GUIDANCE NOTES

Guidance notes on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Combating Terrorist Financing are available from www.bma.bm.

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Conyers Dill & Pearman
Hamilton, Bermuda 

Revised: November 2020

 

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