London Governance & Compliance Academy

Automatic Exchange of Information through FATCA and the CRS – Purpose, Scope and Implementation

Sam Bourton

Automatic Exchange of Information through FATCA and the CRS – Purpose, Scope and Implementation

194 194 people viewed this event.

Course Overview 

This programme will introduce the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), which provide for the automatic transmission of bank account information between tax authorities to facilitate the discovery of offshore tax evasion. The programme will identify the aims and scope of FATCA and the CRS, as well as their impact on compliance professionals. While highlighting some of the theoretical background to these initiatives, this programme also endeavours to provide a practical guide to FATCA and CRS legislation, as well as an identification of some of the key risks and challenges presented by these important initiatives. 


Date 02 December 2022
Time09:30 – 13:30 UK Time
Duration 4 hours
PriceGBP 395.- (excl. VAT)


Training Objectives

By the end of the programme, participants will: 

• Explain the purpose and development of the automatic exchange of information

• Identify the obligations imposed by FATCA and the CRS

• Compare FATCA and the CRS, identifying similarities and differences

• Appreciate the key risks and challenges posed by the automatic exchange of information



Training Outline  

• Introduction to Programme and Trainer 


• Purpose and Development of the Automatic Exchange of Information 

• Nature and Extent of Offshore Tax Evasion

• The Exchange of Information on Request

• The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

• The Common Reporting Standard


• Automatic Exchange of Information – Nature and Scope 

• Near-Global Acceptance of the Automatic Exchange of Information

• FATCA and the CRS – Who, What, When and How?

• Differences between FATCA and the CRS


• Risks, Challenges and Future Developments   

• Key Risks and Challenges for Professionals

• Anticipated Future Developments



Industry Expert | Dr Sam Bourton 

Dr Sam Bourton has been a Lecturer in Law at the University of the West of England (UWE) since August 2018. She previously held the roles of Associate Lecturer in Law (2016-18) and Assistant Support Lecturer in Law (2014-2016) at UWE.

Sam currently teaches on the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) Foundation Year on the Introduction to Law in a Social, Business and Global Context module. She also teaches on law undergraduate programmes, with modules including Foundations for Law and the Law of Financial Crime and Regulation. At postgraduate level, she teaches on the International Financial Crime module and supervise dissertation projects. Sam previously taught on the Foundations for Research and Research Methods modules on the LLM Programme.

Sam is the PAL Coordinator for the Foundation Year, all Law Programmes and the Academic Success Centre.

Sam’s research interests lie in the law relating to financial crime, specifically, the law relating to tax evasion and money laundering. She has written several publications and presented several conference papers on these topics. She submitted her doctoral thesis in April 2021, which compares the law and enforcement policies pertaining to tax evasion in the UK and US.

Area of expertise: Financial Crime, Tax Evasion, Money Laundering

Who Should Attend 

The programme is ideal for:  

• Professionals responsible for FATCA/CRS implementation

• Professionals who would benefit from a greater awareness of the automatic exchange of information, including those working for supervisory authorities

• Lawyers and legal professionals

• Employees and executives of financial institutions

• Compliance and risk professionals

• Auditors and accountants

Ticket Information

Automatic Exchange of Information through FATCA and the CRS – Purpose, Scope and Implementation
Sales Ended: 02-December-2022 00:00

Additional Details

Price - 395

Duration - 4

CPDs -

Schedule -

Register -

Ticket Options - paid

Ticket Price -


Date And Time

02-December-2022 - 09:30 to
02-December-2022 - 13:30



Event Category

Share With Friends