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Regulatory

The Regulatory Blog is an informal and up to date news and information service of key regulatory developments in our jurisdictions: the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Cyprus and Luxembourg. We intend to include the latest financial services, anti-money laundering, sanctions and related developments within our remit.

Contributors

Aki Corsoni-Husain
Aki Corsoni-Husain
  • Aki Corsoni-Husain

  • Partner
  • Cyprus
George Apostolou
George Apostolou
  • George Apostolou

  • Partner
  • Cyprus
Chiara Deceglie
Chiara Deceglie
  • Chiara Deceglie

  • Partner
  • Luxembourg
Massimiliano della Zonca
Massimiliano della Zonca
  • Massimiliano della Zonca

  • Senior Associate
  • Luxembourg
Philip Graham
Philip Graham
  • Philip Graham

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Ayana Hull
Ayana Hull
  • Ayana Hull

  • Counsel
  • British Virgin Islands
Katerina Katsiami
Katerina Katsiami
  • Katerina Katsiami

  • Associate
  • Cyprus
Petros Kiteos
Petros Kiteos
  • Petros Kiteos

  • Associate
  • Cyprus
Andrew Knight
Andrew Knight
  • Andrew Knight

  • Partner
  • Luxembourg
Joshua Mangeot
Joshua Mangeot
  • Joshua Mangeot

  • Counsel
  • British Virgin Islands
Mirza Manraj
Mirza Manraj
  • Mirza Manraj

  • Counsel
  • Hong Kong
Elina Mantrali
Mirza Manraj
  • Elina Mantrali

  • Associate
  • Cyprus
Vanessa Molloy
Vanessa Molloy
  • Vanessa Molloy

  • Partner
  • Luxembourg
Andrea Moundi Savvides
Andrea Moundi Savvides
  • Andrea Moundi Savvides

  • Consultant
  • Cyprus
Marina Stavrou
Marina Stavrou
  • Marina Stavrou

  • Associate
  • Cyprus
Matt Taber
Matt Taber
  • Matt Taber

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Carolynn Vivian
Carolynn Vivian
  • Carolynn Vivian

  • Senior Associate
  • Cayman Islands

European Commission issues draft Implementing Decision on new standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to third countries

On 12 November 2020, the European Commission published a draft Implementing Decision (Draft Implementing Decision) on new Standard Contractual Clauses (New SCCs) for the transfer of personal data to third countries pursuant to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679) (GDPR).

Elina Mantrali

The EU Finance Ministers decide on AML

On 3 November 2020, the European Union finance ministers examined the draft conclusions of the Council on countering money laundering and terrorist financing, which aim to provide the Commission with guidance in advance of its legislative proposals in 2021 on a single rule book, EU-level supervision and a coordination and support mechanism for member states' financial intelligence units.

Andrea Moundi Savvides

EU imposes sanctions on Russian officials following Bundestag cyber-attack

On 22 October 2020, the EU Council imposed restrictive measures on two Russian individuals, including the head of Russia’s military intelligence, and one body held responsible for the cyber-attack on the German Federal Parliament (Deutsche Bundestag) in April and May 2015. The attack targeted the parliament's information system and affected its ability to operate for several days.

Aki Corsoni-Husain, Chiara Deceglie

Cayman Islands recognised as a co-operative jurisdiction by the EU

The Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the European Union, comprising the finance ministers of the 27 EU Member States, announced on 6 October 2020 that the Cayman Islands has been removed from its list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes.  The Council acted following recommendations of the EU Code of Conduct Group, noting that the adoption of reforms to the territory’s investment funds regime in 2020 had met requirements set down by the EU.

Matt Taber, Mirza Manraj