Panama Papers law firm fined $440,000 by BVI regulator

The British Virgin Islands independent regulator, the Financial Services Commission (FSC), has fined the local arm of the Panama Papers law firm, Mossack Fonseca, $440,000 for its contravention of numerous sections of the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Code of Practice and BVI Regulatory Code.

The fine, which is the largest ever issued by the FSC, relates specifically to failures in record keeping, risk assessment and adequate updating of customer due diligence by Mossack Fonseca & Co (BVI) Limited.

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