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Cayman Islands
On 16 October 2020, the Cayman Government gazetted regulations bringing into effect its Global Citizen programme
Carey Olsen
The European Union's Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) has announced today that it has removed the Cayman Islands from its list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes...
Michael Kyprianou Advocates & Legal Consultants
There is no doubt that the Cyprus Investment Programme (CIP), has supported the local economy in trying times after the financial crisis that hit Cyprus in 2013. It gave a boost to the economy...
Michael Kyprianou Advocates & Legal Consultants
Countries that have signed The Hague Convention of 05th October 1961, (which includes Cyprus), are part of The Hague Apostille Convention that together created ...
European Union
Dillon Eustace
The "EU Regulation 2019/452 establishing a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the Union" (the "Regulation") on the grounds of security and public order has come into...
Arendt & Medernach
The first destination for FDI in the world has nowadays an information exchange network to allow closer scrutiny of FDI into key technologies, infrastructure....
GTG Advocates
On 7 May 2020 the European Commission published a Communication on an Action Plan for a comprehensive Union policy on preventing money laundering and terrorist financing.
For many reasons, moving to or simply working in Gibraltar is a great idea in 2020 and beyond. Below you'll find a list of the key features of living,...
Hong Kong
Mayer Brown
On October 14, 2020, the US State Department released its report required under Section 5(a) of the Hong Kong Autonomy Act ("HKAA"). As detailed in our prior Legal Update,...
Mayer Brown
Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced plans to broaden entry of foreign travelers into the country
G M Corporate and Fiduciary Services Limited
On 18 September 2020 the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (the "FIAU") published a revised version of the Implementing Procedures – Part II
Gauci-Maistre Xynou Legal |Assurance
The Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, has published Legal Notice 369 of 2020 entitled "Extension of Temporary Emphyteusis in a Contract for a Commercial Premises
GTG Advocates
Act I of 2020 was published on 7th February to amend the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (CAP. 373) (‘PMLA').
GTG Advocates
This mechanism to file STRs casts doubts on fulfilment of the obligation to do so "promptly" in line with the FATF Recommendations."
Ganado Advocates
In this fourth article in this series, we will be looking at the principles behind a customer risk assessment and certain key considerations to be borne in mind when developing a robust customer risk
Gauci-Maistre Xynou Legal |Assurance
On 18 September 2020 the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (the "FIAU") published a revised version of the Implementing Procedures...
Camilleri Preziosi Advocates
On the 15th September 2020, the FIAU issued a revised version of Part I of the Implementing Procedures. The amendments primarily concern one of the main issues highlighted in Malta's Mutual Evaluation
United Arab Emirates
Rahman Ravelli Solicitors
Syed Rahman of financial crime specialists Rahman Ravelli assesses the UAE's stance.
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
The leaders of the United Arab Emirates ("UAE") and Israel signed an agreement in Washington yesterday, on 15 September 2020, formalising the countries' commitment to normalise diplomatic relations.
STA Law Firm
CFIUS lurked in the background for years. CFIUS is an interagency committee that primarily blocks mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers by foreign entities that create a potential national security risk.
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