Virtual Asset Service Providers ("VASPs") in Ireland are now required to comply with Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism ("AML/CFT") obligations. VASPs are required to register with the Central Bank of Ireland for AML/CFT purposes. These aspects of the European Union's Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive were transposed into Irish law with effect from the 23rd of April 2021 by way of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2021. Please read our advisory below which outlines the legislative requirements and practical details from the new Central Bank VASP registration webpage.
The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.