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    Background

    The Financial Action Task Force recommends that countries should have mechanisms that assess the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (“ML/TF”) risks associated with legal persons and arrangements.

    The UAE has in place a comprehensive National Risk Assessment (“NRA”) as well as the UAE Legal Persons and Arrangements risk assessment.

    Additionally, the UAE’s Financial Intelligence Unit (“FIU”) recently published the second edition of its comprehensive report on the abuse of legal persons and arrangements.

    To supplement this work, the ADGM Registration Authority has identified and assessed at a granular level, the specific ML/TF risks associated with ADGM legal persons and arrangements. The results are set out in a special report which will be published shortly.

    This event will provide an overview of ADGM’s LPA risk assessment methodology and results as well as an interactive panel discussion on the abuse and risks of legal persons and arrangements featuring leading experts from government and industry.

    Who should attend this event?

    This event will be of interest to all UAE financial institutions and Designated Non-Financial Businesses & Professions (“DNFBPs”) as well as UAE Federal and Emirate government stakeholders, including company Registrars and anti-money laundering regulators.

    Event Details

    Event Date

    8 June 2023

    Timings

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Location

    Auditorium, ADGM Authorities Building, Al Maryah Island

    Speakers

    Hamad Sayah Al Mazrouei

    Chief Executive Officer, Registration AuthorityADGM

    Dr. Reem Mohammed Al Shamsi

    Director - Research and Strategic AnalysisUAE Financial Intelligence Unit

    Safeya Hashim AlSafi

    Director - Anti-Money Laundering DepartmentUAE Ministry of Economy

    Lana Pebley

    Risk and Policy AdvisorExecutive Office of Anti-Money Laundering and Counterterrorism Financing

    Rasha Mortada

    Group Chief Compliance OfficerAbu Dhabi Commercial Bank

    Tim Land

    Executive Director, Monitoring & Enforcement, Registration Authority ADGM

    Talal Samad

    Head of Audit Supervision, Registration Authority ADGM

    Agenda

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Networking Breakfast

    10:00 AM - 10:05 AM

    Presentation - Welcome remarks

    Hamad Sayah Al Mazrouei
    Chief Executive Officer, Registration Authority
    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

    10:05 AM - 10:50 AM

    Presentation - ADGM Legal Persons & Arrangements Risk Assessment
    Methodology, Findings and Q&A

    Tim Land
    Executive Director, Monitoring & Enforcement, Registration Authority
    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

    Talal Samad
    Head of Audit Supervision, Registration Authority
    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

    10:50 AM - 11:05 AM

    Refreshment break

    11:05 AM - 12:00 PM

    Panel - Understanding the Abuse and Risks of Legal Persons and Arrangements

    A comprehensive discussion on abuses and risks posed by legal persons and arrangements. How understanding this benefits regulated entities, Registrars, AML regulators and AML stakeholders.

    PANEL

    Dr. Reem Mohammed Al Shamsi
    Director - Research and Strategic Analysis
    UAE FIU

    Safeya Hashim AlSafi
    Director - Anti-Money Laundering Department
    UAE Ministry of Economy

    Lana Pebley
    Risk and Policy Advisor
    Executive Office of Anti-Money Laundering and Counterterrorism Financing

    Rasha Mortada
    Group Chief Compliance Officer
    Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank


    MODERATOR

    Tim Land
    Executive Director, Monitoring & Enforcement, Registration Authority
    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)