Cases related to Financial Crime, Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing: Patterns and Legal Issues

Cases related to Financial Crime, Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing: Patterns and Legal Issues

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This Specialisation Course is designed for national lawyers, in-house counsel, and international legal practitioners appointed to defend clients in cases concerning so-called “dirty money”, by providing training on litigation related to such transnational crimes and large-scale cases having an international profile.

To properly prepare lawyers and in-house counsel in these subject matters, the Course will elaborate on data and facts relevant to new trends of international financial crimes, including money laundering and terrorism financing, provide different geopolitical perspectives on their investigation and prosecution, and explain in detail the international legal frameworks countering these crimes.  The training program will be dedicated to the analysis of relevant international and national regulations, and the defence techniques in these cases with particular attention to the procedural aspects of international legal cooperation in criminal matters.  The Course will also focus on analysing the roles and responsibilities of the international and national regulatory, enforcement, and supervisory bodies dealing with the prevention and fight against financial crimes, money laundering, and terrorism financing.

The program will tackle the following main topics:

  • Follow the Money”: The Global Fight against Dirty Capital and the Right to Defence
  • International Legal Framework Related to the Fight Against Financial Crimes, Money Laundering, and Terrorism Financing
  • International and National Authorities Regulating and Controlling the Fight Against Financial Crimes, Money Laundering, and Terrorism Financing
  • Legal Compliance with Model Rules and International Standards on Anti-Money Laundering - Counter Terrorist Financing (AML-CTF)
  • National and International Investigations against Financial Crimes, Money Laundering, and Terrorism Financing
  • International Legal Assistance in Anti-Money Laundering - Counter Terrorist Financing (AML-CTF) Related Cases
  • Organising an Effective Defence in Anti-Money Laundering - Counter Terrorist Financing (AML-CTF) Related Cases

Participants will benefit from the significant experience of international experts who are defence lawyers, judges, prosecutors, as well as officials of international courts and tribunals, relevant international organisations, and the Programme’s partners.
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Eligibility Requirements

To participate in the Course, participants must:

  • be a lawyer with at least two years’ experience in conducting defence cases or other relevant experience before international courts, tribunals and related bodies, and/or at the national level;
  • have in-depth knowledge of their state’s relevant constitutional and other national legal instruments (both in English and in their domestic language), such as national criminal codes, criminal procedural codes, legislation and related agreements on international cooperation in criminal matters including on mutual legal assistance, and other laws relating to cooperation with international courts, tribunals and related bodies;
  • be an international jurist, an officer working for international justice institutions, an official working for national and international organizations or associations dealing with defence rights and justice in the broader sense, including human rights protection; a related subject matter scholar or advanced researcher;
  • have a high level of proficiency in English.

Prior to commencing the Course, participants are strongly advised to study the course materials that will be distributed in advance.

Certificate & Accreditation

  • A certificate of attendance will be issued for each participant who successfully completes all course modules, at the end of the course.
  • The Siracusa Institute is ready to liaise with relevant lawyers’ and bar associations, in order to have course attendance recognised as valid within the respective continuing legal education system (CLE).  To this extent, each participant is requested to inform the course organisers of any relevant procedures to activate the accreditation.

Duration and Location of the Course
The Course will be conducted between 17 and 19 July 2017 in Siracusa, Italy. It will take place at the premises of the Siracusa Institute.

Language of the course
The Course will be presented in English and so a high level of proficiency in English is required.


Registration Fee

  • Early Bird Registration Fee: 700 euros up until 2 months before the Course begins
  • Standard Registration Fee: 900 euros in the last 2 months prior to the Course

Application procedure and deadline:

  • Registration must be done online.
  • Registration will be limited to 100 positions.
  • Acceptance into the course will be on a “first come, first served” basis.
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Participants requiring a Visa

Participants needing a Visa to participate in a Course who may require the Siracusa Institute’s assistance in completing or submitting their Visa application, are kindly requested to register for the Course as early as possible and notify the Institute’s Administrative Office of their specific request for assistance by email at:

The Institute is only able to assist participants once full payment of registration costs has been finalised.

All participants are responsible for initiating and pursuing his/her Visa application.

Please consider that Visas are usually issued by Italian Embassies and Consulates more than 30 days after a Visa application is submitted.


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