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Guernsey’s Handbook on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing revised

On 12 March 2019, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) published the final version of the revised Handbook on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing(the Handbook). The revisions to the rules and guidance in the Handbook, together with the revised legislation (the new Schedule 3 to the Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, […]

Activities requiring data protection impact assessment under Luxembourg law

By Anne-Gaëlle Delabye, Bertrand Géradin, Tara Kapur The Luxembourg National Data Protection Commission (Commission nationale pour la protection des données, CNPD) has published a list of processing operations which require a mandatory data protection impact assessment in accordance with article 35 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). What is a data protection impact assessment […]

New property transfer tax law

By Branimir Rajšić As of 1 January 2019, a new Property Transfer Tax Law is applicable for the transfer of property in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, and the entire Sarajevo Canton (published in the Official Gazette of the Sarajevo Canton no. 28/18). The new law regulates tax issues on real estate transfers, as well […]

Contribution regulation for company managers

By Branimir Rajšić Under the new Contributions Act, mandatory insurance now covers management board members, executive directors and liquidators in companies, unless they have mandatory insurance on another basis. When appointed to those functions (even when not employed), they are obliged to pay contributions on a monthly basis. This obligation includes contributions for pension insurance […]

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Travers Smith Braithwaite acted for Westdeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale as arranger and agent in connection with a syndicated £125 million five-year term loan facility to Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. McKenna & Co acted on behalf of the society. The facility comprised a £115 million sterling tranche and a £10 million eurosterling tranche. The aim of […]

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Firms signed up for Warburg deal

Slaughter and May and Clifford Chance are chief legal advisers on the £860 million deal negotiations that would end the independent existence of the leading British investment bank SG Warburg. Swiss Bank Corporation (SBC), the leading Swiss Bank, confirms it has appointed Clifford Chance to advise. While Clifford Chance would not comment, it is understood […]

EYBA hosts conference in Budapest

YOUNG lawyers from around Europe meet in Budapest this week for a major conference. The European Young Bar’s third AGM and conference is the biggest event the group has organised and will play host to delegates from 30 countries. As well as debates like ‘Why young lawyers groups in Central and Eastern Europe are essential’, […]

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