The CARPA plays an essential role in the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism. It is subject to the vigilance and declaration obligations provided for the Monetary and Financial Code.
The CARPA is not a financial institution, but a control body placed under the responsibility of the Bar Associations, within the framework of the self-regulation of the profession for which they are responsible.
The controls carried out by CARPA are notably deontological in nature. Being carried out under the authority of the President of the Bar Association, it preserves the professional secrecy owed by the lawyer to his client, of which the President of the Bar Association is the guarantor.
The CARPA exercises its controls using the risk-based approach.