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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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Haarmanns opens Milan office

GERMAN firm Haarmann, Hemmelrath & Partner is set to become only the second German firm to enter the Italian legal market when it opens a Milan office early next year. Haarmanns, which had a formal association with Taylor Joynson Garrett until recently and still maintains some loose links with the UK firm, also opened a […]

Allen & Overy banking head maps out money-saving financial atlas

AN ATLAS containing a series of world financial law maps could save banks millions of pounds, according to the man who drew up the maps, Allen & Overy head of banking Philip Wood. The book, Maps of World Financial Law, published by allen & Overy, shows the differing attitudes of countries around the world to […]

In brief: Women top admissions to the profession

A record number of students were admitted as solicitors in 1997, with more than 5,400 gaining practising certificates, according to Law Society research. The Research and Policy Planning Unit also shows that the number of women being admitted in the past decade has increased by 166 per cent with females now accounting for the majority […]

Fogel to wield new broom at Titmuss

Titmuss Sainer Dechert’s property head Steven Fogel has been chosen as the firm’s new senior partner to replace Michael Smith, who stands down on 1 May next year. Fogel, 47, who is regarded as one of the top 10 property lawyers in the City, is expected to bring a fresh eye to the firm’s organisation. […]

Internet summit to draw up regulatory framework

A LONDON computer training and consultancy company is urging leading IT lawyers to attend an Internet summit in London next month which aims to draw up a regulatory framework for the Internet. Delegates at the “Internet Executive Summit”, being held by Prince at Westminster’s Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre from 19-21 January, will discuss the technological, […]

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