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CSSF circular 18/698: Clarifications relating to combatting money laundering and terrorist financing

By Virginie Gonella CSSF Circular 18/698: clarifications relating to combatting money laundering and terrorist financing With circular 18/698 of 23 August 2018 on (i) the authorisation and organisation of Luxembourg investment fund managers, and (ii) provisions on combatting money laundering and terrorist financing applicable to investment fund managers and entities carrying out the function of registrar […]

Where will it end? A different perspective

By Helen Barney The reach of the Supreme Court’s decision in the goods and services discrimination complaint of Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd [2018] IRLR 1116 is starting to reveal itself. In the recent EAT decision in Gan Menachem Hendon Ltd v Groen KEAT/0059/18/OO the Tribunal’s finding of direct discrimination on grounds of religion or belief […]

Communique on principles related to investment funds (iii-52.1)

As it is known, the principles regarding the establishment of investment funds, principles and rules of operations, participation shares and their exportation and public disclosure; 07.09.2019 date and published in Official Gazette No. 28 702, 1.7.2014 Date on which came into force Communiqué on Principles Regarding Investment Funds (III-52.1) in the (the ” Communiqué referred to as”.) […]

Administrative liability for fake news in Russia

The State Duma of the Russian Federation adopted in its final reading a draft Federal Law supplementing the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (the Code) with three new offenses in connection with dissemination in the media and the information networks, including the Internet, of false socially significant information under the guise of […]

Russian law on digital rights

On 12 March 2019, the State Duma adopted in its final reading a draft federal law “On Digital Rights”, amending parts one, two, and article 1124 of part three of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation (the “Law”). According to the developers of the Law, its goal is to enshrine a number of basic […]

Brexit might be frustrating, just not for leases

By Clive Chalkley, Charlotte Weeks It was the result that the property world had been waiting for: the recent High Court judgment on the enforceability of a lease post-Brexit held that Brexit will not be a frustrating event. The European Medicines Agency was not entitled to terminate its lease and will remain bound by its […]

Insurers: heightened risk of non-party costs orders

By Samantha Holland, Emma Carr, Cathy Moore In Various Claimants v Giambrone & Law (a firm) and others [2019], a non-party costs order has been made against insurers, even though those insurers had largely ceded control over the defence to certain insureds. We review the Court’s approach to the exercise of its discretion under s51 of the Senior […]

Bermuda blacklisting expected to be temporary

By Christian R. Luthi, Graham B.R. Collis, Michael Frith The European Union announced yesterday that it has included Bermuda on its list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. This unexpected decision was made despite the enactment of the Economic Substance Act 2018 and the Economic Substance Regulations 2018, which the Bermuda Government believes clearly satisfies the EU’s requirements […]

No5 barristers defend in Worcester acid attack case on a three year old child

Phil Bradley QC leads Chloe Ashley in the notorious Worcester case in which it is alleged that their client, the lead defendant ZN aged, 39 (who cannot be named for legal reasons) conspired to throw a corrosive fluid (here a form of sulphuric acid) on his three-year-old son. He is jointly charged alongside 6 others. The incident took […]

Philip Dayle appears in Privy Council

The Privy Council yesterday (30.01.2019) heard arguments that the Police Service Commission in Jamaica breached fundamental rights by promoting a senior police officer, while serious allegations against him had not yet been investigated. Philip Dayle appeared for the appellant, Jamaicans for Justice, a human rights organisation based in Jamaica. He was led by Hugh Southey […]

Counsel see successful resolution on creditor ruling at Court of Appeal

Richard Jones QC and Philip Mantle of No5 Barristers’ Chambers have appeared for the successful creditor in the first case before the Court of Appeal to determine the question of from when the limitation period runs in the context of a claim under the Consumer Credit Act 1974. The claim (Christopher Doyle v PRA Group […]

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