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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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Clifford Chance has boosted its energy and projects practice in the United States with a raid on Winston & Strawn. The magic circle firm has hired Lori Bean for its Washington DC office where she joins as a partner. Bean led the European arm of Winston & Strawn’s global project practice. David Evans, Clifford Chance’s […]

A&O scoops Lovells private equity star

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Fountain Court employment silk Underhill appointed judge

Fountain Court Chambers is losing yet another silk to the bench as employment star Nicholas Underhill QC becomes a High Court judge. The Department for Constitutional Affairs announced the appointment this morning (20 January) and Underhill will be sworn in at the end of this month. Underhill is the latest in a long line of […]

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