20th Annual IBA Anti-Corruption Conference

12 Jun - 13 Jun 2024

Session information

Panel seven - The impact of regulating digital assets in combatting money laundering and corruption


The advent of digital assets has ushered significant changes in the global financial landscape, offering innovative solutions while also posing compliance challenges, particularly with respect to money laundering and corruption. This panel will examine complexities in regulating digital assets – given risk factors such as anonymity, global accessibility, decentralisation and lack of effective oversight – and impacts on combating illicit financial activities. Experts from diverse backgrounds will discuss current regulatory frameworks, challenges and best practices, as well as recent enforcement activity and possible strategies for leveraging the regulation of digital assets to enhance anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-corruption efforts. Digital assets have proven to be a valuable tool in business transactions; however, they bring certain associated risks with respect to AML and corruption, such as: anonymity, global accessibility, decentralized nature and lack of effective oversight. This panel will discuss recent regulatory developments, US DOJ and SEC enforcement activities and related impacts on money laundering and corruption prevention.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Adriana Dantas Lefosse Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil; Co-Chair, Anti-Corruption Committee


Hugo Hoyland Asset Reality, London, England
Molly Moeser US Department of Justice, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Sandra Moser Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Marcelo Pontes Vianna Brazilian Office of the Comptroller General, Brasilia, Brazil
Lisa Vicens Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York, New York, USA