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Money laundering

The offence of money laundering is defined in Article 301 & ff of Spanish Criminal Code.

 

Money laundering consists of contributing, either voluntarily or recklessly, to the incorporation of money or goods of illicit origin into the legal economy.

 

This offence always used to be related to serious crime (drug and arms trafficking, or terrorism), but today it covers the laundering of funds from practically any criminal activity, including tax offences and corruption, even in cases in which there has been no conviction for the original crime.

 

This has led to an exponential growth in investigations into money laundering and, in many cases, to unjust situations in which persons, companies and banks with an unimpeachable track record are involved in investigations into the illegal activities of others, (suppliers, customers or partners), of which they had no knowledge and could not have detected.

 

At Sánchez-Cervera Abogados, we are highly specialised in the field, given our long experience in advising firms and banks, as well as individuals, affected by money laundering investigations. 

 

Some related issues:

 

       ·         Application for the unblocking of accounts

       ·         Appeals against precautionary measures /confiscation of goods 

       ·         International letters rogatory

       ·         Communications with the anti-money laundering agency (SEPBLAC)

       ·         Experience in police investigations into money laundering (UDEF, ONIF, UCO)

 

 

 

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Recorded in the Madrid Companies Register in volume 34.303, of the 8th Section, sheet 131, page number M-617104.