The opinion below, aims to set up some key points of the so-called 6th AML Directive.
As noted, the EU text harmonises the list of predicated offences which are to be considered as sources of assets eligible for laundering under the AML rules.
With the harmonised list or predicated offences, member states must (at minimum) include in there legislation the noted crimes and link money laundering to the use of any profit of such actions.
This may impact co-authors when assisting willingly the commission of the crimes and:or the laundering of their proceeds.
The text, also defines liability for any type of person in regards to money laundering (this will impact liability for individuals, legal entities, legal arrangements and even official when acting in their capacity of representatives or key figures in a legal person or arrangement.)
It is to note that such harmonisation and responsibility now includes environmental crimes and cyber crimes committed at least in part in the EU or against a EU person.