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At the moment regulators and legislators seem to be in overdrive. In the US there's the new CDD rule from FinCEN and in Europe we have the 4th Money Laundering Directive. Given the number of these law and regulatory initiatives coming through, Money Laundering Bulletin's Timon Molloy asks Arun Srivastava, Partner at Baker & McKenzie, what the priorities are for his clients.

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