Money laundering; appointment of a money laundering officer and a representative

The obligation to appoint an anti-money laundering officer depends on risk factors such as the company's area of activity or structure, which could facilitate possible misuse for money laundering by third parties.



The obligation to appoint a money laundering officer exists for

  • Obligated persons pursuant to Section 2 (1) Nos. 1 to 3, 6, 7, 9 and 15 AMLA in principle (Section 7 (1) Sentence 1 AMLA);
  • obligated persons pursuant to Section 2 (1) No. 4, 5, 8, 10 to 14 and 16 AMLA only upon order of the supervisory authorities (Section 7 (3) Sentence 1 AMLA);
  • in the case of obligated persons pursuant to Section 2 (1) no. 16 GwG, this order is due in mid-August 2021 for all Bavarian administrative districts for commercial dealers in goods whose main activity (more than 50% of total sales in the previous fiscal year) is trading in precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum, precious stones, jewelry, watches, works of art, antiques, motor vehicles, ships, motorboats or aircraft, where on the last day of the previous business year a total of at least 15 employees were employed in the areas of acquisition, cash desk, customer accounting, sales and distribution, including management personnel (in particular management), and who, in accordance with § 4 para. 5 No. 1 GwG, are obliged to have an effective risk management system (Section 7 (3) Sentence 2 GwG);
  • as the parent company of a group pursuant to Section 9 (1) sentence 2 no. 2 AMLA or
  • for obligated parties belonging to a group who have to implement group-wide obligations (Section 9 (4) AMLA);

In all these cases, both the appointment and the removal of the money laundering officer and his deputy must be notified in advance (Section 7 (4) AMLA and Section 9 (1) sentence 4 and (4) AMLA).

Competent supervisory authority for

  • Financial companies (Section 2 (1) No. 6 AMLA in conjunction with Section 1 (24) Sentence 1 AMLA)
  • Insurance intermediaries (Section 2 (1) No. 8 AMLA)
  • Non-chambered legal advisors and registered persons pursuant to Section 10 of the Legal Services Act (Section 2 (1) No. 11 AMLA)
  • Service providers for companies and trust assets or trustees (Section 2 (1) No. 13 AMLA)
  • Real estate agents (Section 2 (1) No. 14 GwG)
  • dealers in goods and art brokers (Section 2 (1) No. 16 GwG)

is the Government of Middle Franconia for the administrative districts of Upper, Lower and Middle Franconia, Swabia and the Upper Palatinate, and the Government of Lower Bavaria for the administrative districts of Upper and Lower Bavaria (Section 50 No. 9 AMLA in conjunction with Section 8a Zuständigkeitsverordnung - ZustV).


For the (new) appointment or dismissal of (group) money laundering officers or their deputies for your company with headquarters in Bavaria and belonging to one of the above-mentioned groups of companies, please use the forms listed below. Please notify the competent supervisory authority by mail, fax or e-mail of simple changes, e.g. of telephone numbers.

Special notes

The voluntary appointment of a money laundering officer as an "additional" internal security measure is possible without you being obliged to do so by the AMLA or a provision of the supervisory authority.




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