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Deadline for notification of AML officer appointments is 31 December

By Maree Martin The deadline for regulated funds to notify the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA”) of their appointment of an Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer, Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Deputy Money Laundering Reporting Officer (together “AML Officers”) is 31 December 2018. The appointments were required to have been made by 30 September 2018. Unregulated funds are […]

Romania: Cybersecurity – Call for action for major companies in critical sectors

By Daniele Iàcona, Costin Sandu The first piece of EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity is expected to be transposed into Romanian law anytime now, bringing into play enhanced system security obligations for major companies in certain sectors, as well as fines of up to 5 % of non-compliant companies’ turnover. Romania is on its way to finalising the second […]

Hungary: HCA publishes digital consumer protection strategy

By András Nagy The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) recently published a strategy paper presenting its views on consumer protection in the digital age. The paper subtly indicates that the HCA will continue to follow the European Commission’s guidance in this regard. The paper highlights the measures which the HCA deems necessary to protect consumers and keep […]

Take nothing for granted – legal privilege and internal investigations

By Nick Williams, Rebecca McNulty The subject of legal professional privilege has been back in the spotlight recently, with the English Court of Appeal decision in SFO v. ENRC substantially reversing the original High Court decision. This stops – at least for now – the erosion of a fundamental legal principle: that a person can seek legal […]

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Guernsey update

The captive insurance market has seen a year of expansion in Guernsey – the number of insurers registered at the end of 1995 was 312 (300 captives and 12 offshore life companies). As well as the additional business coming from newly registered companies, many captives have been expanding their existing insurance programmes. Notable additions during […]

A new look for PI settlements

The first structured settlement in a High Court personal injury case was in 1989 and it irrevocably changed the world of PI litigation. Structuring immediately became the buzz word on the lips of all involved in the field. Since then, although the structuring bubble has not burst it has become somewhat deflated. An unpredictable financial […]

Russian lawyer moves to Baker & McKenzie

A RUSSIAN attorney with an international reputation for his specialist trade mark expertise has joined the Moscow office of Baker & McKenzie as a partner. Eugene Arievich is heading the office’s intellectual property practice. He joins Baker & McKenzie from Intels, a firm co-founded by Arievich in 1988 which has established eight offices in the […]

Stories of the privileged

The introduction of the Defamation Bill has been widely followed. But one often over-looked proposal is the suggested extension of the statutory reporting privilege, particularly as it relates to the affairs of public companies. The existing privilege is enshrined in the Defamation Act 1952 which relates to a fair and accurate report of proceedings at […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 26/03/96

William Valpy Knox, 47, admitted 1977, practised as William Knox, St Albans, struck off and ordered to pay £1,448 costs. Allegations substantiated he failed to respond or alternatively failed to respond with reasonable expedition to correspondence from Solicitors Complaints Bureau, was guilty of unreasonable delay in dealing with client affairs, failed to observe terms of […]

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