VANCOUVER, May 28, 2014 /CNW/ - MNP LLP, one of Canada's largest national accounting and business consulting firms, announced today the appointment of Christine Duhaime as Senior Financial Crime Control and Regulatory Advisor for MNP's Financial Services Group. Based in Vancouver, Duhaime brings the knowledge and expertise to further strengthen MNP's position as the premier anti-money laundering and forensic practice in Canada.
As a lawyer Duhaime has a diverse background in advising companies ranging from banks to gaming and digital currency companies. A reputable professional in the industry, she has extensive experience helping companies manage the risks of and regulatory burden related to financial crimes, as well as investigating and recovering assets. She is a Certified Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, a U.S. certification, and a member of the board of the certifying association.
"MNP will rely on Christine extensively for business development and delivery in the areas of financial services regulation and financial crime investigations," said Jacklyn Davies, Regional Leader, Investigative and Forensic Services. "We welcome her aboard."
Duhaime is internationally acclaimed as an authority in the regulation and financial crime implications of digital currencies, and is one of the only legally trained professionals in the world practicing in the area of gambling and AML law. She advises casinos, gaming companies operating on mobile and online platforms, and social media entities on compliance with gaming, sports betting, wagering, anti-money laundering, and privacy laws.
"Christine's extensive knowledge and expertise in the area of gambling and AML law makes her a valuable member of our team. She will be working with our Calgary-based MNP partner Iain Kenny to support our Western Canadian and national gaming clients—and area where we have seen a great need," added Davies.
Duhaime said she's delighted to be part of the MNP team and practicing in areas that are key mandates for the firm. "MNP brings insight and depth of expertise in the financial crime regulation, investigation and mitigation that surpasses other firms and will be unrivalled in Canada. The growing and continuing evolving complexity of financial crimes requires a team approach and I look forward to delivering the much need regulatory compliance advice with experts at MNP."
"In addition to being an internationally recognized authority in digital currencies, AML, and gaming law, she also advises securities brokers, law firms, accounting firms and other reporting entities in respect of AML compliance, and underwriters on transactional due diligence risks related to financial crime," said Matthew McGuire, National Leader of MNP's AML practice. "We are most pleased to add to the depth of our Investigative and Forensic Services Group. Christine joining our firm strengthens our position as the premier financial crime and forensic practice in Canada, which now includes over 40 professionals with investigative, law enforcement, legal, asset tracing and recovery expertise."
MNP is one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in Canada, providing client-focused accounting, taxation and consulting advice. National in scope and local in focus, MNP has proudly served individuals and public and private companies for more than 65 years. Through the development of strong relationships, MNP provides organizations with personalized strategies and a local perspective to help them succeed. For more information, visit MNP.ca
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