In compliance with the laws and regulations governing the prevention of international money laundering, Atlas implements strict risk control procedures and balances through due diligence of all clients. Atlas respects the confidentiality of its clients, but is committed to undertaking full and thorough due diligence of its clients' identities, residence and nature of their businesses. Atlas also seeks to understand the rationale behind the establishment of corporate, trust or foundation structures and their modus operandi.
During this process it is not unusual for exploratory conversations to take place between Atlas and its clients, however, no services are provided until such time as clients pass our internal due diligence procedures so we can confirm that we know who our beneficial client is and what services they require. We provide execution only services in facilitating company and trust structures and we do not give investment, legal or tax advice of any nature. In the event that services are provided to a client, that client confirms that they have undertaken their own tax advice in the relevant jurisdictions.
Where clients are represented by a professional intermediary, and that professional intermediary has passed our internal checks and has agreed to our intermediary terms and conditions, it is the responsibility of the professional intermediary to collect the relevant due diligence on the client. In these circumstances, the professional intermediary provides confirmation to Atlas that they have collected the relevant due data for their clients.