In the context of the fight against money laundering and financing of terrorism, the Law of 18 September 2017 on the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing and on the restriction of the use of cash may apply with regard to services provided by attorneys. Therefore, Four & Five is obliged to identify the client prior to establishing a business relationship or to perform any services, and to request and preserve a number of documents in support of this identification. For the entire duration of the client relationship, Four & Five is also subject to a duty of vigilance, which may require the collection of additional information. We have this duty of disclosure and vigilance not only with regard to our clients (individuals and legal entities), but also with regard to their representatives, such as directors of companies, as well as to the ultimate beneficial owners of legal entities.
These obligations, of course, do not prejudice the professional secrecy that continues to characterize the relationship between the client and his or her attorney.