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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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Eversheds helps Lakehouse energy support services company with IPO

Eversheds has advised Lakehouse plc, an asset and energy support services company, on its successful initial public offering. Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Romford, Essex, Lakehouse, which focuses on customers in the UK outsourced public and regulated services sectors, delivers a range of essential services through a successful model based on long term contractual […]

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Kennedys expands capabilities in Singapore with local joint law venture

Kennedys has added local law capability in Singapore by entering into a joint law venture (JLV) with local firm Legal Solutions. The JLV, which will operate under the name Kennedys Legal Solutions, will go live in the coming months once final regulatory approval has been granted. Seven-partner Legal Solutions launched in Singapore a decade ago […]

Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla hires Puri to banking and finance practice

UAE law firm Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla has boosted its banking and finance practice with the appointment of Sandeep Puri as a partner in Dubai this month. He is the fourth lateral partner to have joined the firm since Baker & McKenzie and Habib Al Mulla merged in July 2013, bringing the total number […]

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