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Enactment of Mini Alternative Investment Fund Managers Law in Cyprus
Regulatory and Tax

Enactment of Mini Alternative Investment Fund Managers Law in Cyprus

On 3 July 2020, the Cypriot Parliament passed and brought in force new legislation entitled the Mini Alternative Investment Fund Managers Law (L. 81(I)/2020) (Mini-AIFM Law) creating a regime for the regulation and licensing of sub-threshold alternative investment fund managers based in the jurisdiction (Sub-threshold AIFMs or Mini-AIFMs). Prior to the enactment, Sub-threshold AIFMs were not independently subject to licensing in the Republic of Cyprus (Cyprus).
EU regulators remind firms on conduct of business obligations under MiFID II during COVID-19
Regulatory and Tax

EU regulators remind firms on conduct of business obligations under MiFID II during COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced many countries to implement measures to prevent the spread of the pandemic and has caused a major shock to the worldwide economy and financial markets. The approach of competent authorities responsible for the oversight of the financial services industry has been no different: new times call for new measures, or at least a reminder of the measures firms should already be following to protect the investing public.
Luxembourg: Practical aspects of using e-signatures in a cross-border EU transaction
Regulatory and Tax

Luxembourg: Practical aspects of using e-signatures in a cross-border EU transaction

It is becoming increasingly evident that the Covid-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on cross-border activity. The EU framework for electronic signatures (e-signatures) and online authentication will play an essential role in facilitating EU cross-border transactions in the future.
A summary of the BVI’s sanctions regime
Regulatory and Tax

A summary of the BVI’s sanctions regime

This guide provides an overview of what sanctions are, why financial sanctions are used, who is subject to financial sanctions, and how subjects can remain compliant with any sanctions regimes that are extended to the BVI.
Practically Speaking: Episode one - The impact of Covid-19 on economic substance compliance and directors duties
Regulatory and Tax

Practically Speaking: Episode one - The impact of Covid-19 on economic substance compliance and directors duties

Transactional Partner Rachel Graham and Director of Client Services Amy Roost, host the first episode of our new podcast series: Practically Speaking. This series was launched to provide our listeners with practical advice and insights on issues applicable to stakeholders of BVI entities. We hope that the series will be of interest to directors, shareholders, trustees, corporate service providers and others concerned with BVI entities.