Money laundering is used to smuggle illegally generated assets into the legal economic cycle and prevent them from being accessed by the law enforcement authorities.
For this reason, the Money Laundering Act imposes specific obligations on representatives of certain professional groups, which are intended to help prevent money laundering or the misuse of reputable companies for money laundering.
If you have information on possible or actual violations of the Money Laundering Act, you can report them to the competent supervisory authority on a personalized or anonymous basis.
Tips are an important source of information for the supervisory authorities of lawyers. Such tips may include, for example, confidential information that whistleblowers learn from their employment relationships or from other contractual or confidential relationships.
The competent supervisory authorities investigate every tip-off and examine whether there has been a breach of provisions relevant to supervisory law.
The competent authority for receiving information concerning lawyers is the bar association in whose district the lawyer has his or her registered office (Section 50 No. 3 of the Money Laundering Act in conjunction with Section 60 of the Federal Lawyers' Act). § Section 60 of the Federal Lawyers' Act). In the BayernPortal, the contact details are displayed under "Responsible for you" if you specify the location.