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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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Chambers takes on IR in bid to win tax breaks

A CHAMBERS which has set up its own limited company to run its administration is attempting to convince the Inland Revenue that it is entitled to significant tax breaks. According to 10-11 Gray’s Inn Square, if the chambers wins its argument with tax officials it will reap huge tax rewards as well as serving as […]

In brief: Chancery Lane's £7m surplus queried

Former Law Society treasurer Mike Howells has queried a £7m surplus which has been built up by the society over the past year. “We just can’t go on pocketing money and spending it,” Howells told last Thursday’s meeting of the Law Society council meeting. “It’s the profession’s money.” Council member Edward Nally said a newly […]

Norton Rose partner defects to US firm

Norton Rose has put one of its most senior partners, Douglas Colliver, on gardening leave after hearing that he was jumping ship to US firm Dewey Ballantine. Colliver, a pivotal player in the firm’s international securities unit, is widely regarded as one of Norton Rose’s top partners. He headed the firm’s banking group for a […]

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When non-treatment is last resort

Doctors hacve won the backing of the courts to not forcibly treat a patient in need of kidney dialysis, reports Roger Pearson. A judgment by High Court Family Division President Sir Stephen Brown has added a further dimension to the so-called “right to die” cases in which courts are asked by doctors to consent to […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 16/12/97

Robert Edward Collard, 40, admitted 1984, practising at material time as Collards, Reading, suspended indefinitely and ordered to pay £2,218 costs. At the time of the hearing he was not practising as a solicitor. Allegations substantiated that he failed to deliver an accountant’s report, failed to comply with a requirement of Solicitors Complaints Bureau (SCB), […]

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