Compliance bancário e a prevenção do crime de branqueamento

  • Tomás Rafael Fialho Mateus (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This dissertation focuses on the studies of Compliance, especially Banking Compliance,the legislation on money laundering, and finally, the Danske Bank Case.After a thorough analysis of the subject and the case above mentioned, it was found that only the correct application of the bank's statutory duties as well as a strong and transparent cooperation with supervising Authorities will be effective to prevent money laundering in financial institutions; the adoption of a strong compliance system - applied by the Compliance Officer as well as by all the employees - in proportion to the nature,size and complexity of the entity is required and necessary to prevent the use of banking institutions in illicit activities; the approach made by the three-line defence model is fallible and need, at least, one new line of defence; the corporate culture influences the effective application of the compliance system, nevertheless, the reporting platforms are relevant in the prevention of illicit activities.
Date of Award17 Nov 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorGermano Marques da Silva (Supervisor)


  • Compliance
  • Money laundering
  • Bank duties
  • Whistleblowing system
  • Compliance officer
  • Corporate culture
  • Danske Bank


  • Mestrado em Direito

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