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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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Cohen Milstein mulls Equitable Life action

Class action firm Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll is considering launching legal proceedings on behalf of a million Equitable Life policyholders after the parliamentary ombudsman said they should be compensated. The ombudsman Ann Abraham held that policyholders had been victims of “a decade of regulatory failure” and urged the Government to compensate them for losses […]

Putsch up or shut up

When is a partnership putsch not a putsch? When is a partnership putsch not a putsch? When it’s at Bevan Brittan. As first reported by The Lawyer today, in the coming week the partners will be voting on a wholesale management shake-up which could remove Stuart Whitfield from his post as chief executive into an […]

Professional negligence: Troubled indemnity

Competition among insurers for legal firms’ business has rarely been fiercer, but the pressure this is putting on underwriters’ rates means some will soon have to walk away from the professional indemnity insurance market altogether, warns Steve Holland Many insurers are trying to hold their premium rates stable and introduce rating increases for certain types […]

US firms braced for slump in half-year revenues

US firms are preparing their partners for sinking revenues as they take stock of their financial progress at the half-year stage. As reported by The Lawyer (24 March), US firms had their best year ever in 2007, with the top 50 firms generating a collective revenue of $46.8bn (£23.4bn). Business has been far harder since […]

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