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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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Carnival's P&O bid receives boost as Shearman steps in

Carnival’s hostile takeover bid for P&O Princess has received a leg-up from Shearman & Sterling’s London office A public legal opinion from the firm helped persuade shareholders of P&O to postpone their Valentine’s Day vote on the P&O-Royal Caribbean merger in order to consider further the Carnival bid.The opinion indicated that shareholders could postpone without […]

First Scottish solicitor QC

McGrigor Donald’s partner Robert Craig Connal has become the first Scottish solicitor-advocate to become Queen’s Counsel. The Scottish First Minister appointed 11 new Scottish QCs last Friday (15 February).

Maclays pilots equity for fees

Scotland’s largest independent law firm Maclay Murray & Spens has taken equity in lieu of fees for the first time The move comes at a time when most firms have given up on an idea that began to come into vogue during the dotcom boom, before the value of equity in dotcoms came crashing down.Maclays […]

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Simmons & Simmons (Nick Norris, Sean Bulmer) advised Pacific Century CyberWorks (PCCW) on its $450m (£314m) bond issue with the option to issue a further $67.5m (£47m) of bonds, convertible into PCCW shares. Allen & Overy (Francis Bridgeman) advised a committee of Kvaerner senior creditors, including ABN Amro, Barclays Bank, Den Norske Bank, Norddeutsche Landesbank […]

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