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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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Clifford Chance woos European Commission anti-trust lawyer

A competition directorate lawyer has left the European Commission to join Clifford Chance. Ali Nikpay, who was based in Brussels, joins the competition and regulation practice in London. The firm’s anti-trust group now has 120 lawyers and 28 partners globally. Nikpay was with the Directorate General for Competition (DG Comp) for four years. He spent […]

US lawyers snub ABA

The American Bar Association’s (ABA) decision to hold its conference in London was applauded initially by many as a progressive move that recognised the links between US and UK legal traditions. The decision to turn it into a Ye Olde Englande theme park farce was not. Now the ABA is reeling from the news that […]

Banking head leaves DJ Freeman for Addleshaws

DJ Freeman is losing its head of banking to Addleshaw Booth & Co as the firm expands its London office. Caroline Janzen, who will specialise in property finance at Addleshaws, left DJ Freeman at the end of April after four years in the post. A spokeswoman at DJ Freeman says that Janzen’s post as head […]

A&O wins double first with PFI deal

Allen & Overy has secured a double first from the Treasury – the first private finance initiative (PFI) to use the firm’s online dealroom and the standardised PFI documentation. The A&O team, led by partner Anne Baldock, advised monoline insurer Ambac Assurance UK and underwriters Warburg Dillon Read on the provision of a £127.8m index-linked […]

Property

Lovells acted for Shaftesbury on its £42.5m purchase of National Magazine House, Carnaby Street, London W1 from Electricity Supply Nominees. The transaction was funded by a rights issue underwritten by Dresdner Kleinwort Benson. Jane Rigler, commercial property partner at Lovells, acted on the deal while Eversheds advised Electricity Supply Nominees.

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