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AML/CFT Act Tool Kit Series

AML/CFT Act Tool Kit Series
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Phase 2 of the AML/CFT Act extends the regime, to include lawyers and conveyancers, accountants, and real estate agents and high-value dealers. Lawyers and conveyancers must be compliant with their AML/CFT Act obligations by 1 July 2018.

This presents both conceptual and practical challenges for the profession, and much work will need to be done by affected lawyers prior to that date. This series will help ensure that you have a practical understanding of the steps that you need to take in order to comply with the legislation.

Webinar 1 - Compliance Programmes

The webinar will reflect the need for each firm to establish whether it is within the purview of the AML/CFT Act, and the practical steps:
  • The meaning of “ordinary course of business”
  • The appointment of an AML Compliance Officer
  • Risk Assessments drafting and content
  • Designated Business Groups
  • Establishing a compliance programme, including audits.

The presenters will make a recommendation for a suitable compliance structure for medium sized firms, taking into account the Department of Internal Affairs Guidance Notes and will discuss third party engagements and Prescribed Transaction Reports.

Learning objective

After this webinar you will be able to:

  • Identify whether your firm is within the purview of the Act and the requirements required to meet your obligations.

Webinar 2 - Due Diligence

A full understanding of your clients and the nature of their activities and associated transactions is at the cornerstone of the AML/CFT legislation. However, it may also mean that you are able to identify further opportunities to meet their legal needs.

This webinar will have a strong focus on client due diligence processes, particularly enhanced customer due diligence, provide advice in respect of assessing client activity and preparing and filing Suspicious Activity Reports, and outline the applicable penalties for non-compliance.

The presenters will consider common practice scenarios such as client referrals, foreign law firms, and special situations such as receiverships.

Learning objectives

After this webinar you will have:
  • A greater understanding of the different due diligence processes required.
  • An understanding of the penalties for non-compliance.

Who should attend

All lawyers and conveyancers.

Materials / Technical Specs

A background booklet written by the presenters will be sent to participants before the seminar/webinar. For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here


Via the internet, you will see and hear the presenters, see the PowerPoint slides and be able to type in questions.


  • Henry Brandts-Giesen, Partner, Kensington Swan, Auckland
  • Neil Russ, Partner, Buddle Findlay, Auckland

Fee (Incl GST)

Webinar 1 & 2

  • $223 – NZLS members and NZLS Associate members
  • $253 – Non-members

Webinar 1

  • $149 – NZLS members and NZLS Associate members
  • $179 – Non-members

Webinar 2

  • $149 – NZLS members and NZLS Associate members
  • $179 – Non-members
  Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here


  • Webinars 1 & 2 - 11.00am - 12.30pm
  • Registration closes - 3.00pm, 21 February for webinar 1, and 3.00pm 27 March for webinar 2

View PDF brochure and registration form here.

Webinar 1 22 February
Webinar 2 28 March
I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.


Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.

Cancellation and refund policy

Since the webinar is available to registrants as an archive after the live presentation, there is no cancellation – we just transfer your user status as a registrant from the live presentation to a purchaser of the webinar package of recorded webinar, PowerPoints and booklet.

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