New compliance obligations on the real estate sector 

Training on 11 February 2021

 

 

About the training

Government has enacted the new Real Estate Agent Authority Act (the “Act”) to help prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. The Act sets up the Real Estate Agent Authority which now regulates and controls the activities of real estate agents. Its object is to promote transparency, accountability and integrity and to protect persons engaged in real estate transactions. 

The need for real estate agents to adapt and abide by the newly-imposed obligations is imperative to ensure compliance with laws and protect their business.

To assist you in navigating through the new compliance requirements, PwC Legal is organising a training session that will help you understand the new obligations under the law and the steps that you are required to implement to ensure full compliance. 

 

Who is the training for:
Compliance Officers, Legal Executives, Directors and Senior Management of real estate companies, land promoters and property developpers

 

What you'll learn about:

  • Money laundering and terrorist financing
  • Relevance to real estate
  • Overview of applicable laws:
    - Real Estate Agent Authority Act
    - Financial Intelligence and Anti-Money Laundering Act
  • Registration with the Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Appointment of key officers and their roles within your business
  • Obligations and practical considerations pertaining to:
    - Assessing, mitigating and monitoring risks, with respect to customers, services, business practices and geography
    - Setting up internal policies and procedures
    - Carrying out customer due diligence and enhanced due diligence
    - Reporting suspicious transactions
    - Keeping records

 

Course details:

Date: Thursday 11 February 2021
Time: 10am - 12pm
Venue: PwC Centre, Avenue de Telfair, Moka
Cost: Rs 7,500

(2 CPD hours - HRDC approval in process)

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About the trainers

Anne-Sophie Julienne

Anne-Sophie is the Managing Partner of PwC Legal. She is a practising Barrister at the Mauritius and English Bar and a non-practising Barrister at the Paris Bar. She leads the advisory and dispute resolution practices of the Firm.

Anne-Sophie has 17 years’ experience as a barrister, part of which was gained in London working for leading international law firms.  Anne-Sophie has delivered numerous training sessions on employment following the enactment of the Workers Rights Act. She has an in-depth knowledge of the intricacies of employment laws and regulations, and is able to speak of the practical difficulties faced with implementing some of the latest changes.

Ashwina Pittea

Ashwina is a barrister with 7 years’ experience. She is also a qualified Arbitrator from the Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa), a certified Privacy Professional and a certified Privacy Manager from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Ashwina specialises in employment laws and data protection and is often called upon to assist companies in defining their working arrangements, implementing company policies and adopting adequate data protection practices. Apart from her advisory role, she continues to be actively involved in litigation and regularly conducts training sessions on employment and data protection.

We believe in roundtable discussions and sharing of impactful learning experiences. Our interactive sessions give participants an opportunity to articulate their difficulties amidst their business reality. The PwC Legal Training Experience fosters intellectual agility and allows participants to imbibe practical aspects of the law.

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Who are we ?

PwC Legal is a law firm registered in Mauritius, which operates under the PwC brand but is independent from all the firms within the network. We are part of the world’s largest legal services network by geography, with over 3,500 lawyers in more than 100 countries. 

We aim to address our clients’ needs and solve their problems by providing an innovative approach, accompanying local and foreign clients on their projects from inception to execution, working alongside PwC experts and foreign lawyers on matters that benefit from being serviced by a multi-disciplinary and international team.

Contact us

Anne-Sophie Jullienne

Anne-Sophie Jullienne

Managing Director | Barrister, PwC Legal

Tel: +230 404 5401

Rajiv Gujadhur​

Rajiv Gujadhur​

Associate Director | Counsel, PwC Legal

Tel: +230 404 5103

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