Barbados continues to be proactive in its efforts to contain COVID-19 and has rolled out its national vaccination programme in the fight against the virus.
The Cayman Islands is a leading international financial centre with a robust anti-money laundering regulatory structure. The Cayman Islands' anti-money laundering legislation has been carefully...
Cayman Islands Government
The Cayman Islands' ability to regulate and attract persons and entities that deal with virtual assets as a business is now strengthened, with the commencement of legislation for virtual asset service providers (VASPs).
G. Vrikis & Associates LLC
As of 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom has lost all its rights and obligations as an EU Member State during the transitional period under the Exit Agreement.
Chrysostomides Advocates & Legal Consultants
People have been protesting around the world for centuries. Whether as a means of fighting for individual rights and interests
Keane Vgenopoulou & Associates LLC
As part in a chain of reforms proposed by the European Commission, in 2015 the European Union (the "EU") adopted a modernised regulatory framework encompassing the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive 2015/849.
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC
The Department of Administrative Law of the Litigation Department of Nicosia achieved a very important decision in the Recourse no. 299/2016, dated 10.12.2020.
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC
Relevant to this changing status quo, on 10 December 2020 the Administrative Court issued its decision in Georgiou v Republic.
AGP Law Firm | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC
The long awaited UBO-register requirement is now a reality in Cyprus.
The problem of confirming identity without face-to-face meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic has brought digital systems for the verification of identity ("Digital ID") into focus...
The Proceeds of Crime (Miscellaneous Amendment) Act 2021 came into force on 9th February 2021 and amended a number of pieces of Gibraltar legislation
In this article, Nick Harrold shares some insight into how Maples Group is assisting investment managers in Asia to stay abreast of continued rising regulations that may impact their Cayman Islands Investment Funds.
In a recent decision handed down on 6 January 2021Wong Wing Wah v. Collector of Stamp Duty  HKCFI 11,  HKEC 14, Hong Kong's Court of First Instance ruled that the Government's...
Baker & Partners
Our ‘Building Effective AML Defences for Trust and Company Service Providers' webinar will take place on Thursday 22nd April and is a part of our Masterclass series that covers the multi-jurisdictional A-Z of preventing
ATOZ Tax Advisers
The annual online survey for the year 2020 to collect standardised key information concerning money laundering and terrorist financing ("ML/CFT") risks which professionals under supervision...
Camilleri Preziosi Advocates
On the 3rd of December 2020, Directive (EU) 2018/1673 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on combating money laundering by criminal law ...
As at the end of June 2020, the stock position of Foreign Direct Investment in Malta stood at €191.4 billion, while Direct Investment abroad amounted to €59.2 billion.
Over the past years, regulators have considerably stepped up their enforcement role, and this is evident from the hefty fines being imposed, the publication of such fines
AXIS Fiduciary Ltd
The Mauritius Ministry of Financial Services and Good Governance of Mauritius ("MFSGG") has issued a Communique on 27 January 2021 to confirm that "Mauritius remains focused to exit the FATF list at the earliest"...
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
"The UAE Foreign Direct Investment Law was enacted on 23 September 2018.