AML & Financial Crime Specialists
New Zealand

We work constructively with - and sometimes against - a range of agencies on clients' behalf,
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“Marty is our trusted go-to AML/CFT expert. He is highly professional and responsive and has been instrumental in helping us identify, design and remediate AML issues when they arise for us as a growing FinTech company"
- General Counsel, top Fintech company
“End-to-end AML/CFT review resulting in changes that simplified and consolidated processes.  A practical and logical approach that was well received at all levels"
Wendy, Risk & Compliance Manager | AML/CFT C.O.
"At all times the service was prompt, skilled and highly professional"
Peter H. - Operations Manager - MPI
“On behalf of my team you have contributed to a large load off our minds … You guys are awesome to deal with.  It is very comforting to know we have your support”
Phillip, General Manager
“Approachable and full of great ideas… massive weight off my shoulders”
Catherine, Senior Business Advisor
“I really appreciated the clarity of the advice and the fast turn-around”
Craig, Team Leader, Operations

Compliance & Efficiency

How Robinson Legal empowers your business through compliance with AML law by using  highly efficient processes.

Marty Robinson - principal

Marty wrote the book on AML in NZ

Marty and co-author Victoria Scott, lead AML lawyer at DIA, wrote The Anti-Money Laundering Regime: A Practical Guide (LexisNexis), a book simplifying the AML regime for reporting entities who want to create and maintain their AML systems, and for specialists advising in the area.

Who uses Robinson Legal?

All New Zealand businesses that need to comply with AML legislation. Contact us to undertake a no obligation appraisal of your liabilities under the Act and we can make a customised plan to simplify and streamline your compliance.
FMA Entities
We’ve helped international and domestic managed investment schemes, KiwiSaver and
superannuation trustees, financial advisors and other FMA entities navigate complex AML and FMCA compliance requirements and always enjoy working with the FMA on your behalf.
Lawyers
We’ve advised firms from top tier to sole practitioner on their (very different) compliance obligations and pragmatic options. Budget dictates a lot.
Lawyers understand lawyers better than consultants or the DIA. We advise and audit in the knowledge of what you actually do.
DIA Entities
We’ve helped a wide range of DIA reporting entities create and enhance their AML regimes, particularly the accounting, real estate and legal sectors. We also love working with VASPs and Phase 1 entities like TCSPs, stored value providers, financial leasors, factors and remitters.

The AML guide for New Zealand

Marty co-wrote a concise summary of the Act, drawing together its associated regulations and the vast array of sometimes confusing Supervisor, FIU and other guidance that applies to NZ reporting entities.

His co-author is the lead AML lawyer at the DIA. They covered the Act, regulations and the numerous sources of guidance you need to know about and what they say.

 The book concisely covers areas such as:

  • Risk assessments
  • Compliance programmes
  • Customer due diligence
  • The different reports to be made to the FIU
  • The roles of the Supervisors, the Ministry of Justice and the Commissioner (FIU)
  • Civil liability acts and enforcement tools
  • Quick reference guide
See more of the book