Fundamentals: Introduction to Anti-money Laundering

Introduction to Anti-money Laundering

Lana Nadj, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) consultant to the Law Council of Australia, and leading risk advisory lawyer, Jeremy Moller, both members of the Law Council of Australia's AML/CTF working group, discuss how to guard against financial crime.

  • Understand the critical Government consultation for various professions.
  • Uncover the substantial reputational damage firms could face if entangled in money laundering/terrorism financing schemes.
  • Understand the nuanced manifestations of ML/TF, extending beyond cash transactions.
  • Identify the risk areas pertinent to your practice, drawing insights from the Financial Action Task Force and a recent national vulnerabilities analysis.
  • Discover actionable strategies to mitigate money laundering/terrorism financing risks, navigating through a series of thought-provoking questions and answers.


  • This is an on-demand webinar you can watch at anytime - a link and password will be sent to you when you register. 
  • Members will earn 1 CPD point in core area 4
  • This event was recorded as part of the Fundamentals Webinar Series on Tuesday 26 March. 
  • This recording will expire on 31 March 2025
  • Cost: Members - Free

Lana Nadj

Lana Nadj is a solicitor with a diverse range of experience. Her work spans practical legal advice and representation, and policy development. For the past two years Lana has been actively involved with the Law Council of Australia (LCA) and its anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) policy for the national legal profession. She facilitates the work of the LCA’s AML/CTF Working Group which in 2023, included instructing independent AML/CTF specialist New Zealand law firm, Russ + Associates, to undertake a vulnerabilities analysis of the Australian legal profession for money laundering and terrorism financing risk.

Lana is principal of Sydney-based law firm Nadj Advisory. Her areas of practice have included employment and industrial law, planning and environmental law, animal law, and policy work for the legal profession in New South Wales. In the field of AML/CTF, Lana’s contribution to regulatory policy is influenced by the lived experience of running her own small practice.


Jeremy Moller

Jeremy Moller is a risk advisory lawyer based in Sydney. He has over 15 years' experience working in Australia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand as a lawyer specialising in anti-money laundering, international sanctions and export controls. Jeremy is experienced in dealing with a range of regulators both in Australia and overseas, including the Australian Transaction and Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC). His work includes leading, implementing and reviewing financial crime programs, such as conducting business wide risk assessments, as well as advising on litigation arising out of regulatory investigations and acting on Royal Commissions.

Jeremy recognises the importance of both improving customer experience and ensuring compliance. Having led in a risk and compliance function for an international law firm, he has a unique understanding of the synergies between both legal compliance and operational risk management and provides clients with a holistic and commercial approach to regulatory issues. Based on this experience Jeremy and the risk advisory team have the relevant expertise to advise clients on the likely AML/CTF regulation of real estate agents, lawyers and accountants, known as 'Tranche 2', which is presently being considered by the Australian Government.

Jeremy sits on the Ethics Committee of the New South Wales Law Society and is an Advisory Board Member of both the Australasian Chapter of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) as well as the Macquarie University Financial Integrity Hub. He is a Member of the AML/CTF Working Group for the Law Council of Australia.


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