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Barbados
Invest Barbados
Significant, serious and positive interest has been shown in Barbados' 12-Month Welcome Stamp Programme, since it was announced by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley.
European Union
Arendt & Medernach
The Commissariat aux Assurances (the "CAA") has just published a new regulation relating to the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing ("AML/CTF"):..
Guernsey
Walkers
In the midst of the ongoing global turmoil caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Guernsey's finance industry has emerged from the local lockdown in a relatively strong condition.
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,...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of State ("State") submitted a report to the U.S. Congress, as required under section 5(a) of the Hong Kong Autonomy Act ("HKAA"),...
Mayer Brown
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Thomas So, senior associate Liang Pu and registered foreign lawyer Evan Zhou share their insights on Hong Kong's National Security Law.
Luxembourg
Ogier
In the aftermath of the obligation to create a register of beneficial owners as enacted by the Law of 23 January 2019 (the RBO Law)
Malta
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
GTG Advocates
The mechanism being set up is one of the requirements introduced by the 5th anti-money laundering Directive (EU 2018/ 843).
GTG Advocates
This mechanism to file STRs casts doubts on fulfilment of the obligation to do so "promptly" in line with the FATF Recommendations."
CSB Group
On the 18th of September 2020, the Malta Financial Services Authority issued a Guidance Note on the submissions of source of wealth and source of funds.
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
Ganado Advocates
The European Banking Authority (EBA) and European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) have launched a consultation to review
CSB Group
It is highly important to point out that according to the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations, all Subject Persons are required to appoint an MLRO.
Mauritius
AXIS Fiduciary Ltd
Following the decision of the FATF at its Plenary Meeting of 19-21 February 2020 to include Mauritius on its list of jurisdictions under increased monitoring, and the listing of the country on the EU List of High Risk Third Countries ...
United Arab Emirates
Hassan Elhais
The statement "having a dual personality" somehow seems more relevant with the evolution of technology.
SCHLÜTER GRAF Legal Consultants
Through Cabinet Decision No. 58 of 2020 ("Decision") the United Arab Emirates ("UAE") updated their corporate compliance regulations with regard to real beneficiaries (also referred to as ultimate beneficial owners, "UBO").
Rahman Ravelli Solicitors
Syed Rahman of financial crime specialists Rahman Ravelli assesses the UAE's stance.
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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