When accepting an assignment, every lawyer is obliged to verify the identity of the client and in some cases also the identity of the intermediary who issued the assignment. This does not apply, however, if the nature or circumstances of the case make this impossible. Every client who issues an assignment to Spreksel advocaten B.V. must therefore identify him/herself. In certain cases, the (Dutch) Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act [Wet ter voorkoming van witwassen en financieren van terrorisme “Wwft”] also requires lawyers to record the nature of the assignment. Unusual transactions must be reported to the Office for the Disclosure of Unusual Transactions [Meldpunt Ongebruikelijke Transacties] at the Financial Intelligence Unit Netherlands. You can find more information about this on the website of the Netherlands Bar [Nederlandse orde van advocaten, NOvA].