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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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Bristol Law Society elects president

Local government lawyer Dudley Lewis has been invested as president of Bristol Law Society. He is believed to be the first local authority lawyer to head the society, which is the oldest in the country. Lewis, city clerk for Bristol City Council, says his main message for the year is equal opportunity and accessibility. He […]

IT in brief

The new data protection registrar has taken up her post. Elizabeth France’s main priority will be deciding whether to lobby for changes to the 1984 Data Protection Act or to wait for the EC draft directive on data protection, now under review, but not expected to be adopted in the UK until 1997. The office […]

OXFORD, BEDS & BUCKS

Oxfordshire’s lawyers suffer from the proximity of Reading, the large Northampton and Midlands firms and even Birmingham practices. Perhaps as a result, local firms have created a market which appears separate to the rest of the region. “Oxford is a bit of an island unto itself,” says one Reading lawyer. The largest Oxford firm is […]

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Badgerline Group was advised by Burges Salmon in connection with the replacement of its existing debt and guaranteed loan note facilities by a new composite u25.7m facility from Hill Samuel Bank

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