February 2020

BFSB: Financial Crimes Enforcement, Compliance & Risk Mitigation

Partner, Michael Paton, will be speaking at the Bahamas Financial Services Board’s upcoming Industry Development Series: Financial Crimes Enforcement, Compliance & Risk Mitigation Workshop.

The event will take place on February 19, 2020, at the British Colonial Hilton, Nassau, Bahamas.

Michael will be amongst a distinguished group of international and regional experts who will discuss industry hot topics such as:

  • The global fight against money laundering;
  • The current environment related to OFAC and sanctions compliance;
  • Cryptocurrency practices;
  • Criminal tax developments;
  • EU mandatory disclosure regime; and
  • Best compliance practices for financial institutions.

The speakers and panelists will provide a global perspective on how these topics impact financial institutions and their employees and will provide practical recommendations and solutions to common compliance challenges.

Almost all of the speakers have prior U.S. government experience including working for the U.S. Department of Justice (both in Washington, D.C. and for various U.S. Attorney’s Offices) the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation (IRS – CI) the Securities & Exchange Commission (U.S. SEC), and the Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC). The panelists also have significant financial services investigative and compliance counseling experience based on their years of private practice.

Michael is former chairman and director of the Bahamas Financial Services Board, and is currently deputy chairman of the Securities Commission of The Bahamas (since 2017). He is also a qualified Certified Public Accountant (non-practising) in the United States. 

Michael will be a panelist in the session: Criminal Tax and EU Mandatory Disclosure (10:00am – 11:00am)