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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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£100m Indian debentures issuance guided by Khaitan & Co

Khaitan advised Kotak Mahindra Bank in relation to issuance of listed, rated, unsecured, unguaranteed, redeemable non-convertible debentures of some $158m (£100m) by Jindal Steel & Power on a private placement basis to Kotak Mahindra. Associate partner Ashwin Bishnoi led the transaction. 

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Linklaters corporate heavyweight Matthew Elliott quits for Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis has made its second London lateral hire in a month, picking up Linklaters corporate star Matthew Elliott. The move follows Kirkland’s reappointment of former London managing partner Jim Learner (6 January 2015).  Elliott has worked at Linklaters since 1998 when he joined the magic circle firm as a trainee solicitor. He has […]

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Law Society wins right to appeal against criminal legal aid ruling

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has granted permission for the Law Society to challenge a recent High Court decision over Government reforms to the criminal legal aid regime. In a decision handed down today (27 February) the CoA said the Law Society could appeal the decision of Lord Justice Laws and Mr Justice Cranston, which […]

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Research shows lawyers are unprepared for retirement and set to work well beyond 65

As many as 43 per cent of lawyers intend to work part-time during retirement to supplement their income, new research has shown. The survey carried out by Investec Private Banking found that 20 per cent of respondents would consider stepping away from the law altogether, taking on a new career once they retire from their […]

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