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Cayman Islands
Campbells
The Cayman Islands Government has announced that the Virtual Asset (Service Providers) Law, 2020 (the "VASP Law") will come into force in two phases.
Maples Group
The Central Bank of Ireland recently issued an anti-money laundering advisory note highlighting how Irish regulated firms
European Union
ELVINGER HOSS PRUSSEN, société anonyme
Since the UK's withdrawal from the EU on 31 January 2020, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement concluded between the UK and the EU ...
ELVINGER HOSS PRUSSEN, société anonyme
Further specification of AML/CFT obligations.
Hong Kong
Timothy Loh
The period from 2019-2020 saw a continued decrease in the number of SFC enforcement actions focused on SFC licensed corporations but a marginal but possibly significant increase in the number of SFC enforcement actions ...
Jersey
Walkers
Covid-19 is here to stay, and with it a change in the way that we work. Driven by policy decisions by health authorities or employers, or by the preferences of individuals, we need to recognise that...
Ogier
A new framework for regulating virtual asset businesses was introduced in the Cayman Islands on 20 May 2020.
Luxembourg
ELVINGER HOSS PRUSSEN, société anonyme
Recently, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") ruled on case C-623/17
ELVINGER HOSS PRUSSEN, société anonyme
AML Luxembourg legislation and CSSF regulation further amended with immediate effect.
ELVINGER HOSS PRUSSEN, société anonyme
Professionals must update their AML/CFT policies and procedures to take account of recent modifications to the AML Grand-Ducal Regulation and AML CSSF Regulation and review the...
Malta
GVZH Advocates
The Brexit transition period is ending on the 31st of December 2020, as established in the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement (the ‘Agreement'), which came into force on the 1st of February 2020.
CSB Group
On the 20th of November, the new Malta Citizenship by Direct Investment regulations were published by the Maltese Government.
GVZH Advocates
The National Foreign Direct Investment Screening Office ("NFDI Office") was set up in Malta, in order to implement the provisions of EU Regulation 2019/452.
WH Partners
The Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community came into effect on 1st February 2020.
KPMG Malta
Regulators stepped up the enforcement of AML/CFT laws and regulations which is more visible in the fines imposed and published on subject persons.
Fenech & Fenech Advocates
The global nature of many corporate transactions involving subsidiaries and affiliates located all around the world has spurred the need for the enactment of Regulation (EU) 2019/452 (the "Regulation").
Ganado Advocates
Following the local transposition of the 5th AML Directive[1] earlier on this year, the Centralised Bank Account Register Regulations came into force on the 20 October 2020 through Legal Notice 401 of 2020.
Mauritius
AXIS Fiduciary Ltd
The Financial Services Commission of Mauritius ("FSC") has issued a circular letter on the 06 November 2020 on the "Code on the Prevention of Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing".
United Arab Emirates
Envoy Global, Inc.
Effective December 1, 2020, the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will allow certain foreign investors to fully own local companies without an Emirati sponsor.
Gowling WLG
News reports published on 23 November 2020 (for more information see the Emirates News Agency's press release and Gulf News' report) made the exciting announcement that the United Arab Emirates...
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