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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
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
Matt Taber
Matt Taber
  • Matt Taber

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

  • Group General Counsel
  • Cayman Islands

Cyprus Funds now eligible as Foreign Portfolio Investors in India

On 14 June 2021, India's Ministry of Finance notified its Cypriot counterparts that Cyprus would now be included as an eligible “Category I” country for the purposes of India’s Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) Regulations 2019 (SEBI Regulations). In broad terms such Category I countries comprise (direct) members of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and other countries specifically recognised as such by SEBI. We understand that, other than Cyprus, only the UAE and Mauritius have been specifically recognised in this way.

Aki Corsoni-Husain, Jayesh Chatlani,
Nancy Erotocritou, Mirza Manraj

Luxembourg’s CSSF publishes FAQs on the application of MiFID to Investment Fund Managers

On 10 June 2021, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) published Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the application of MiFID to Luxembourg Investment Fund Managers (IFMs). The CSSF FAQs aim to clarify under what circumstances and to what extent MiFID applies to IFMs, their third-party delegates and their investment advisers.

Vanessa Molloy

CySEC’s new register for crypto-asset service providers

Further to the implementation of pan-EU requirements including crypto-asset service providers (CASPs) under the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD), Cyprus recently updated its definition of obliged entities under the Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering Law 2007 (AML Law) to bring CASPs into scope.

Aki Corsoni-Husain, George Apostolou

Cyprus regulator comments on new EU Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation

To recap the Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR) came into force across the EU on 10 March 2021 and mandates that financial market participants such as asset managers and financial advisers are required to move capital towards more sustainable businesses. The SFDR forms part of a package of regulations on the Union’s Environmental, Social and Governance policy.

Aki Corsoni-Husain

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