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Beneficial Ownership Disclosure: Lifting the Corporate Veil in APAC

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Beneficial Ownership Disclosure: Lifting the Corporate Veil in APAC

The APAC region is home to over 40 different regulators with varying complex approaches to Anti Money Laundering (AML) regulation and client due diligence obligations.

In the wake of the Panama papers publication, beneficial ownership disclosure requirements have been re-examined globally. Many APAC countries are now choosing to embrace FATF recommendations, reflecting heightened global regulatory sensitivity.

This has led to a number of resulting initiatives in the APAC region covering the entire regulatory and data spectrum, from the imposition of stricter AML rules, the implementation of Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and the introduction of national beneficial ownership registries.

In this paper, you will learn:

  • The current regulatory compliance status of the leading financial centres in Asia-Pacific, including Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Japan and Malaysia.
  • What regulatory initiatives these countries have adopted post-Panama
  • The potential impact of the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) in terms of inter-jurisdictional compliance

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