[ Money laundering ]

The Law to Improve the Combating of Money Laundering and to Combat the Financing of Terrorism (BGBl - Federal Law Gazette - 2002 I pp. 3105 ff.) has involved the legal, tax advisory and accountancy professions in the combating of money laundering to a greater extent than beforehand. This applies above all to the obligation to report suspicions of money laundering in financial transactions, which in the past only existed for banks.

Details can be found in the information portal of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the German Federal Bureau of Investigation on combating money launderin (www.bka.de).