Ordre des barreaux francophones et germanophones
Right to a fair trial is not infringed by the imposition on lawyers of the obligations to inform and cooperate with the authorities responsible for combating money laundering when participating in certain financial transactions with no link to judicial proceedings.
Such obligations are justified by the need to combat money laundering effectively.
Case Number C-305/05
Name of the parties Ordre des barreaux francophones et germanophone and Others v Conseil des ministres.
Date of the judgement 2007-06-26
Court Court of Justice of the European Communities (ECEJ)