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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 […]

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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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CC partner charged with assaulting girlfriend in Gleneagles Hotel

Clifford Chance Japan corporate head Alan Kitchin has been charged with assaulting his partner at Scotland’s Gleneagles Hotel. The Tokyo-based lawyer allegedly injured Misato Yoshida after punching her in the face during a stay at the hotel in June, according to a report the Sunday Mail. Kitchin, who joined the magic circle firm earlier this […]

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CC comes to rescue of last two City-based Halliwells trainees

Clifford Chance has offered training contracts to the two London-based first-year trainees left jobless after Halliwells went into administration last month. Clifford Chance has offered training contracts to the two London-based first-year trainees left jobless after Halliwells went into administration last month. The firm took on the pair after a ex-Halliwells partner got in touch […]

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