WAIPA organized its jubilee 25th WAIPA World Investment Conference as a hybrid event.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) describes itself as the ‘global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog'. A G7 summit in Paris in July 1989 established the FATF...
Chambersfield Economides Kranos
Supreme Court's per curiam opinion: The Supreme Court of Cyprus reaffirms the principle of the separation of powers as fundamental to the constitution and the working of the State.
A.G. Erotocritou LLC
On Friday 15th of October 2021, the Ministry of Finance of Cyprus announced its new action plan for attracting foreign investment and enhance business activity in Cyprus,...
Dixcart Group Limited
This Article outlines the options available to third country nationals employed by foreign interest companies and the criteria that need to be met.
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC
On 15th October 2021, the Cyprus Government announced its latest action plan for attracting foreign businesses to establish or expand their activities in Cyprus. As is well documented, previous investment plans, ...
AGP Law Firm | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC
Starting from the 1st of January 2022, this new action plan which facilitates the below mentioned sectors, will come into force.
Michael Kyprianou Advocates & Legal Consultants
On Friday 15th of October 2021, the Cyprus government announced its new action plan for attracting foreign businesses to establish or expand their activities in Cyprus.
Hong Kong lawyers Susanne Harris, Wei Na Sim, Alan Linning and Charlene Wong discuss key developments in the AML/CFT space in Hong Kong in 2021 in this bylined article.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
With the Hong Kong Development Bureau's (DevB) contractual security of payment regime coming into effect from 31 December 2021 (the SOP regime), ...
Following the cases of QT v Director of Immigration (2018) 21 HKCFAR 324 (see our Quarterly Review here) and Leung Chun Kwong v Secretary for the Civil Service (2019)...
NautaDutilh Avocats Luxembourg
On 15 September 2021, the Luxembourg minister for foreign and European affairs tabled a bill (no 7885) "establishing a national screening mechanism for foreign direct investments...
Back in March 2021, the use of Cash Regulations came into force on the 9th of March 2021 by virtue of Legal Notice 81 of 2021.
Fundamentally, an AML/CFT program should be risk-based. Certain aspects of a financial institution's business will pose greater money laundering risks than others and will require additional controls to mitigate those risks, ...
On the 18th October 2021, the FIAU published a revised version of the Implementing Procedure Part I, which formally introduced the changes that were proposed in the Consultation Document issued in March 2021.
AXIS Fiduciary Ltd
The Financial Services Commission of Mauritius is currently holding a two day workshop centred around the role of Beneficial Ownership ("BO") Registers as a tool to ensure transparency of ...
At its plenary meeting held on 21st of October 2021, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) concluded that Mauritius is no longer subject to increased monitoring by the FATF. In its public statement, the FATF highlighted the following:
We are delighted to announce that the Financial Action task Force (FATF) has confirmed Mauritius' removal from its list of jurisdictions under increased monitoring due to strategic AML/CFT deficiencies.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The Philippines has introduced several restrictive foreign direct investment regulations over many years, but local lawmakers and the business community are pushing for changes to a decades-old law that could contribute to a post-pandemic economic recovery.
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
A raft of UAE anti-money laundering guidance has been published recently. Rima Mrad examines the key provisions and their impact on Licensed Financial Institutions and other organisations.