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Guernsey’s Handbook on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing revised

On 12 March 2019, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) published the final version of the revised Handbook on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing(the Handbook). The revisions to the rules and guidance in the Handbook, together with the revised legislation (the new Schedule 3 to the Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, […]

Activities requiring data protection impact assessment under Luxembourg law

By Anne-Gaëlle Delabye, Bertrand Géradin, Tara Kapur The Luxembourg National Data Protection Commission (Commission nationale pour la protection des données, CNPD) has published a list of processing operations which require a mandatory data protection impact assessment in accordance with article 35 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). What is a data protection impact assessment […]

New property transfer tax law

By Branimir Rajšić As of 1 January 2019, a new Property Transfer Tax Law is applicable for the transfer of property in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, and the entire Sarajevo Canton (published in the Official Gazette of the Sarajevo Canton no. 28/18). The new law regulates tax issues on real estate transfers, as well […]

Contribution regulation for company managers

By Branimir Rajšić Under the new Contributions Act, mandatory insurance now covers management board members, executive directors and liquidators in companies, unless they have mandatory insurance on another basis. When appointed to those functions (even when not employed), they are obliged to pay contributions on a monthly basis. This obligation includes contributions for pension insurance […]

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Bank of Scotland sues McCanns over conflict

Four Seasons Hotel £23m overspend leads to negligence claim against Irish firm Irish firm McCann Fitzgerald is being sued by the Bank of Scotland (BOS) for negligence over a conflict of interest. The case rests on advice given by McCanns to a group of banks that financed the development of Dublin’s Four Seasons Hotel.BOS has […]

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Cadwalader partner joins 2 Paper Buildings

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has lost Vinay Ganga, one of its project finance partners, to 2 Paper Buildings, the chambers of Desmond de Silva. The set specialises in crime and civil work. Ganga is already a UK and Indian-qualified lawyer, but needs approval from the Bar Council in order to requalify as a barrister.

'Money launderers' used mobile phones as front

The Staffordshire lawyer charged with money laundering the proceeds of a £30m VAT fraud, which involved the import of mobile phones from Europe, is alleged to have laundered some of the money through a Spanish account As revealed by The Lawyer two weeks on 11 February, Customs & Excise is bringing the case against Paul […]

ECJ rejects claims that Italian compulsory fee scale is illegal

Claims that the compulsory scale of fees paid to Italian lawyers is illegal under EU competition legislation have been thrown out by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which has ruled that the system is a reasonable act of the national government

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