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Legal Affairs Directorate

The Legal Affairs Directorate is responsible for the organisation, preparation and results of the College’s sessions. As such, it is the unique point of entry for other directorates of the SGACPR as regards the dossiers presented to the College in its different formations. The College Secretariat is provided by a unit. The Directorate provides legal advice to the General Secretariat in any field linked to missions, operations or activities of the ACPR. It deals with general and legal issues related to the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, and it is responsible for the national and international cooperation of the Authority in this field.

 

It is made up of three divisions:

Institutional Affairs and Public Law Division

The Institutional Affairs and Public Law Division coordinates preparations and results of sessions, prepares and follows the execution of public order administrative measures, initiation of disciplinary proceedings and appeals against College’s decisions. It prepares the intervention of the College’s members or its representatives to the Sanctions Commission. It keeps the register containing the acts and decisions of the College and the SGACPR. It deals with institutional issues relating to the operations of the Authority. It is responsible for the reception and follows the processing of the reporting for potential or proven breaches or infringements of regulations sent to the ACPR.

Business and Private Law Division

The Business and Private Law Division deals with issues related to prudential legislation and legislation for supervised companies and institutions, in particular for the implementation of the groups’ consolidated supervision (sectoral, cross-sectoral, cross-border). It also addresses legal issues related to crisis management in its preventive and curative aspects, in cooperation with the Resolution Directorate for the banking sector, and legal issues related to the cooperation between the Authority and other supervisory bodies in France and abroad.

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Internal Control Division

The Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Internal Control Division deals with general and legal issues on the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing (AML-TF), prepares instructions and guidelines of the Authority in this field and ensures their agreement by the sectors. To this end, it cooperates with divisions in charge of on-site and off-site supervision of institutions from both sectors in terms of AML-TF, in particular the fight against money laundering of the Cross-functional and Specialised Supervision Directorate. It represents the SGACPR as part of national and international cooperation in this field. It provides legal advice to the SGACPR for issues on internal control.

Updated on: 09/22/2017 17:04