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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

Regulatory Investigations and Financial Crime Insights

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) reforms part of sweeping changes in 2021

On January 1, 2021, Congress passed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, which includes the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (the "Act"), the most sweeping anti-money laundering ("AML") legislation since the enactment of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001.

The Act represents the culmination of years of legislative and policy work to reform, modernize and strengthen the US AML and countering the financing of terrorism ("CFT") regime.

Read our full briefing to find out more about the impact of the Act.