The SRA's allegations
Dentons will be hauled before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) over allegations that the firm breached anti-money laundering regulations.
Exact details remain murky for now, but a notice by the SRA said that it is pressing ahead with prosecuting Dentons.
The tribunal confirmed that "there is a case to answer in respect of allegations" which include the "failure" by Dentons "while acting for a politically exposed person or his associated entities between approximately May 2013 and June 2017, to take adequate measures to establish the client’s source of wealth and/or funds".
The regulator alleges that "in so failing" Dentons breached money laundering regulations in "failing to comply with its legal and regulatory obligations, run the business effectively in accordance with proper governance and sound financial and risk management principles and failed to comply with anti-money laundering legislation".
The SRA's case, to be heard at the hearing, is that Dentons' conduct "failed to maintain the trust the public places in the Firm and in the provision of legal services."
A spokesman for Dentons told RollOnFriday: "Dentons has co-operated fully with the SRA throughout this investigation, which relates to a former client, and we will continue to do so. As a Firm we are committed to strict compliance with all laws, regulations and professional standards of the jurisdictions we operate in."