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Appleby
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...
Cyprus
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...
European Union
ELVINGER HOSS PRUSSEN, société anonyme
Further specification of AML/CFT obligations.
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.
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
Luxembourg
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
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.
Fenech & Fenech Advocates
The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has confirmed that in terms of EU Law, Member States need to ensure that recourse to a series of successive temporary agency
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."
Mauritius
AXIS Fiduciary Ltd
Following the plenary session held on the 21-23 October 2020 the FATF praised the effort and progress made by Mauritius in it's attempt to meet all action items recommended by the FATF.
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
On Friday 23 October 2020, Abdalla Hamdok, the Prime Minister of Sudan, along with Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of Sudan's sovereign council, entered into an agreement with the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
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