Claudio Cocuzza was sworn in Chair of the AML Committee of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) at the plenary meeting of the bar associations from the 47 countries of the European Economic Area in Vienna on February 15, 2023.
The CCBE Anti-Money Laundering Committee monitors the work of the Financial Action Task Force and the progress of the European courts in anti-money laundering legislation and is involved in discussions with the EU institutions in the so-called AMLA package. The AMLA Package is an extensive reform of European anti-money laundering legislation that has been launched and is on its way to adoption: a stricter harmonisation of anti-money laundering obligations for economic operators, with a strengthening of the powers and cooperation of the authorities, and the creation of a European Anti-Money Laundering Authority (AMLA). The AML Committee is actively following the negotiations by developing common positions of European lawyers.
In addition to being a member of the Anti-Money Laundering Working Group of the Consiglio Nazionale Forense, Claudio Cocuzza is a member of the Anti-Money Laundering Commission of the Milan Bar Association and one of Italian leading experts on anti-money laundering legislation.
Claudio is the author of the book “Adempimenti antiriciclaggio – Guida per Avvocati e Notai” published by Giuffrè Francis Lefebvre, 2020.