Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Earlier this week the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee agreed amendments to a proposed Directive the purpose of which is to amend the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive. The agreed amendments would permit EU citizens much greater access to companies' beneficial ownership registers (the need to demonstrate a 'legitimate interest' would be removed). The Committees also agreed that trusts (and similar structures) should be subject to greater transparency requirements. For further information: see here.