[ Money laundering ]

The new law on tracing profits from serious criminal offences (Money Laundering Act - Geldwäschegesetz - GwG) entered into force on 26th June 2017. As was already the case in the past, patent attorneys are also among those subject to the obligations imposed, to the extent defined in more detail in GwG section 2 subsec. 1 no. 10. They are thus subject to the reporting obligation pursuant to GwG section 43.

Details can be found on the website of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) (www.fiu.bund.de) and on the website of the Federal Ministry of Finance under www.nationale-risikoanalyse.de.

Furthermore the obligations with regard to the transparency register according to section 18 et seq. GwG have to be observed. You will find more details under www.bva.bund.de.