In the context of the fight against money laundering and financing of terrorism, the Law of 18 September 2017 on the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing and on the restriction of the use of cash may apply with regard to services provided by attorneys. Therefore, Nuans Law is obliged to identify the client (and its representatives, such as directors and ultimate beneficial owners) prior to performing any services. Nuans Law is obliged to request and retain a number of documents in support of this identification. For the entire term of the relationship with the client, Nuans Law is subject to a duty of vigilance, which may require the collection of additional information.
These obligations do not prejudice the professional secrecy that continues to characterize the relationship between the client and his or her attorney.