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#PEPs are a common topic of discussion in the world of #AML. In this article, the notion of PEPs and the risks involved when dealing with PEPs are considered.
Corporate and M&A

AML Insights 1 – Politically Exposed Persons

Who qualifies as a Politically Exposed Person? Politically exposed persons (or “PEPs”) are individuals who have been entrusted with a prominent public function. Regulation 2 of the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (“PMLFTR”) (Legal Notice 372 of 2017, as subsequently amended) includes a number of examples of roles which fall within the ambit of “prominent public function” which include heads of state, heads of government, ministers, parliamentary secretaries and members of parliaments. The definition provided in Regulation 2 of the PMLFTR also allows for the definition to be widened to include any person entrusted with a…
Zachary Galea
4th July 2023