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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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In brief: Cardiff Law Society elects new president

Morgan Bruce partner Hugh Price has been elected president of the Cardiff and District Law Society, the largest law society in Wales. Price replaces outgoing president Russel Jenkins of Hugh James.

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David Price on challenging a deponent's affidavit

David Price is a solicitor-advocate at David Price & Co and author of Defamation: Law, Procedure & Practice. In a recent interim judgment in the well-known feud between retired police officer John Gorman and British Airways, it was emphasised that cross-examination, and not mere suspicion, is normally the best way of deciding whether or not […]

Freshfields wins share of BCCI work

Liquidators from Deloitte & Touche have handed Freshfields a large chunk of BCCI litigation work which was formerly being done by Dibb Lupton Alsop. Neither Freshfields nor Deloittes receiver Chris Morrison would comment on the reasons for the switch of lawyers. A spokesman for Morris stressed that Dibbs was ‘continuing to do quite a bit […]

Ex-Ashursts associate steps up to Trowers partnership

Ashurst Morris Crisp associate Shona Price – who resigned from the firm amid claims that its property department was not making up enough female partners – is joining Trowers & Hamlins’ high-profile public sector department as a partner this week. The Lawyer reported in March that Price and two assistants, Delia Kempley and Barbara Kerin, […]

CC thinks global with pro bono co-ordinator

CLIFFORD Chance boosted its £1m-a-year pro bono activities last week with the appointment of one of its finance lawyers, Felicity Kirk, to the new post of community legal affairs executive. Kirk’s appointment is thought to be the first time that a firm has appointed someone to co-ordinate its pro bono activities on a worldwide basis, […]

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