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Apreciados clientes y amigos: Respecto de nuestra prctica de Cumplimiento,

Administracin de Riesgos, LAFT y Anticorrupcin, y ofrecerle nuestros servicios


respecto tenemos el agrado de comunicarles lo siguiente:
Implementacin de nueva regulacin en materia de prevencin y control
de Lavado de Activos y Financiacin del Terrorismo (LA/FT)
El pasado 12 de junio de 2014 enviamos una noticia sobre la entrada en vigencia
de la Circular Externa 304-000001 de la Superintendencia de Sociedades, en virtud
de la cual las empresas vigiladas por dicha Superintendencia, que al 31 de
diciembre de 2013 hayan tenido ingresos iguales o superiores a 160,000 salarios
mnimos mensuales vigentes debern implementar importantes medidas de
prevencin y control de LA/FT. Sin embargo, la Superintendencia de Sociedades
expidi el 17 de junio de 2014 la Circular Externa 100-000005, que derog la
circular mencionada, en el sentido de que las empresas vigiladas que debern dar
cumplimento a dicha circular son aquellas que al 31 de diciembre de 2013 hayan
registrado ingresos BRUTOS iguales o superiores a 160,000 salarios mnimos
mensuales legales, a ms tardar el 31 de diciembre de 2014. En el caso de
aquellas empresas vigiladas, que con posterioridad a la entrada en vigencia de la
mencionada circular, registren al 31 de diciembre de 2014 y sucesivamente cada
ao en la misma fecha de corte, ingresos brutos sealados como umbral, tendrn
la obligacin de dar cumplimiento a lo dispuesto en la indicada circular en un plazo
no mayor a 12 meses a contar del 31 de diciembre del ao en que superen los
ingresos mencionados.
Reiteramos que el incumplimiento de esta nueva circular no solo genera severas
sanciones, sino que representa significativos riesgos legales, reputacionales y
operacionales para las compaas.
Por ltimo les recordamos que Rodrguez-Azuero Abogados, con su amplia
experiencia en materia de cumplimiento, especialmente en el sector financiero,
ofrece el servicio de implementacin de las medidas requeridas en dos etapas. La
primera, en la cual la firma adelanta un proceso de debida diligencia para
determinar el estado actual de cumplimiento de la compaa en materias de LA/FT,
as como el GAP con los requerimientos de la circular. Y una segunda etapa en la
que se implementan las medidas necesarias para llenar el GAP y se ejecutan las
medidas para eliminar, mitigar, remediar o cubrir los riesgos identificados.



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Dear Clients and Friends: We are pleased to announce news regarding our
Compliance, Risk Management, AML and Anti-Corruption practice and new legal
services we are offering regarding Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist
Financing (AML/ATF) regulations.
1. Partner recognition
Our partner, Daniel Rodrguez Bravo, has been invited to chair the new
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Committee on Social Responsibility and
Anti-Corruption.
On June 26, 2015, Daniel was invited to speak as a featured panelist at a
seminar in Santiago, Chile on Business in Colombia: The New Infrastructure Model
and 4G Concessions, hosted by the Colombian-Chilean Chamber of Commerce and
Industry.
2. Team strengthening
Karin Aceitn Perez recently joined the firm as an Associate working in the
Compliance, Risk Management, AML/ATF and Anti-Corruption practice. She holds a
degree in Commercial Engineering with a minor in Economics from the Universidad
de la Frontera, Chile and a Masters in Management and Foundation from the
Universidad Autnoma de Madrid. Karin has extensive experience working on
issues related to AML and compliance, previously working in the Financial Analysis
Unit of the Audit and Compliance division of the Chile Ministry of Finance, and the
Money Laundering Division of the Special Investigations Unit of the Chile Police
Department.
3. Implementation of new regulations regarding AML/CFT prevention
and control
On June 17
th
2014, the Colombian Superintendence of Companies passed
Regulation No. 100-000005, subjecting companies with a gross income equal to or
greater than 160,000 minimum monthly legal wages (approximately USD $50
million) as of December 31, 2013 to new regulatory procedures and processes.
Companies must comply with these regulatory requirements within one year of the
December 31, 2013 cutoff date. However, companies who qualify for this income
category after the initial deadline, will have exactly one year beginning on
December 31, 2014 to meet compliance requirements for the duration of 2015.
Companies are required to implement important prevention and control
mechanisms regarding AML/ATF. Noncompliance with these regulations could
result in severe sanctions and impose significant legal, reputational and operational
risks for companies.

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The firm, with its extensive experience in financial sector compliance matters,
is now offering tailored legal services related to this new regulatory scheme. Legal
services are offered in two stages. The firm will first perform due diligence to
assess the companys current compliance status, including a GAP analysis
comparing current practices with best practices and policies under the regulations.
This initial process is followed by implementation of a framework for eliminating
the GAP, thus mitigating any identified risks associated with the AML/ATF
provisions under Regulation No. 100-000005.
4. Japan-Colombia Trade Agreement
On June 26, 2014, Colombias Congress approved an agreement with Japan to
liberalize, promote and protect investments between the two countries (Law
1720 of 2014). This agreement will serve as an important tool for stimulating
bilateral trade; encouraging Japanese investment flow into Colombia, while also
establishing protectionist measures for Colombian investments in Japan.
Japans investment expansion into the Colombian economy will strengthen the
countrys position in the global economy by providing an injection of foreign
capital, increased employment opportunities for Colombians and access to
Japanese technological innovation.