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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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DCA flies in for Indian liberalisation talks

The Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) began its visit to India today (26 April) to discuss the liberalisation of its legal market. Constitutional Affairs Minister Baroness Catherine Ashton will meet the trade and justice ministers in New Delhi and will visit state bar councils in Chandigarh, Bangalore and Chennai. Ashton commented: “We’re seeking better access […]

SJ Berwin Germany targets £20m turnover

SJ Berwin‘s German arm is on course to hit a £20m turnover this year after initial figures indicate a revenue boost of around 25 per cent. The firm’s profit per equity partner (PEP) is also on the rise and is set to exceed £700,000, up from £660,000 last year. German partner Rudiger Knopf said: “The […]

Irwin Mitchell makes up seven to partnership

Personal injury powerhouse Irwin Mitchell has matched last year’s partner promotions with seven promoted to the partnership. The firm’s rapid expansion over the past 12 months, with mergers with clinical negligence firm Alexander Harris and Scottish law firm Golds, means the partnership will increase to 105 partners from 1 May. The new partners will span […]

A&O bolsters Paris with Weil raid

Allen & Overy (A&O) has bolstered its Paris office with the hire of public and environmental law specialist Jean-Yves Ollier from Weil Gotshal & Manges. Ollier was of counsel at Weil and joins A&O as partner, working with Noël Chahid-Nouraï, head of A&O’s public and environmental law group in Paris. Chahid-Nouraï said: “The experience of […]

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