AML/CFT and Financial Crime Compliance


The tightening of regulatory oversight and the increase in administrative sanctions for non-compliance are clearly a call to action. Developments such as the transposition of the 4th and 5th EU AML Directives, revised regulatory guidance, the constant updating of international sanctions lists and the onset of anti-bribery and corruption obligations are all causing headaches for industry players.

Understanding the type and level of financial crime risk exposure and introducing appropriate mitigation measures are key actions for any organisation. ARQ provides the assistance that you need in meeting regulatory requirements at authorisation stage and throughout your organisation’s lifespan. ARQ is well-placed to provide specialised consultancy to regulators, FIUs and other government agencies on institutional and regulatory matters. We also support industry players in strengthening their AML/CFT and anti-financial crime structures. We assist clients to keep abreast of the latest developments and rules.

Our service offering includes:

  • Advisory services in AML/CFT and anti-financial crime compliance
  • Ongoing operational support
  • The drawing up of a ML/FT Business Risk Assessments
  • Regular testing through gap analyses, health checks and internal audits
  • Compliance restructuring
  • Drafting and reviewing of policies, procedures and handbooks
  • Remediation plans
  • Simulated on-site inspections
  • Representation with regulators
  • Outsourced compliance human resources
  • Guidance on technology solutions
  • Guidance on sanctions screening and dealing with false positives
  • Presentations to the board of directors
  • Staff guidance and training

How we do it


No two organisations are the same. ARQ therefore provides bespoke solutions, taking into account the nature and size of the organisation. Given the deep level of understanding within ARQ of the financial services and gaming sectors, we ensure that all AML/CFT and financial crime issues are dealt with effectively, keeping in mind the wider context of the client’s operations and regulatory obligations.

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Key Contact

Manfred Galdes

Chairman & Partner - Risk & Compliance
A lawyer by profession, Manfred Galdes is a partner of Fenech Farrugia Fiott Legal and Chairman at ARQ.

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