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  • Further AML/CTF obligations relating to Qatar in the UAE Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 08 August 2017

    On 06 August 2017, the Dubai Financial Services Authority (the DFSA) issued a "Dear SEO" letter (issued pursuant to the DIFC Regulatory Law 2004 (as amended)) notifying all DFSA Authorised Firms and Relevant Persons of existing and updated AML/CTF obligations relating to Qatar.

  • AIG OFAC enforcement decision: Lessons in self-disclosure and cooperation

    Article

    Submitted: 07 August 2017

    The recent AIG OFAC Enforcement Notice (the AIG Notice) provides valuable insight into areas that international insurance and financial services organisations should be mindful of from a sanctions-risk mitigation perspective. The AIG Notice also presents some valuable lessons, in light of OFAC’s Economic Sanctions Enforcement Guidelines on some of the potential benefits of self-disclosure and co-operation.

  • Sapin II – The CNIL gives its view on the whistleblowing systems

    Article

    Submitted: 02 August 2017

    Difficulties with the whistleblowing provisions of Sapin II have been addressed by the National Commission of Informatics and Liberties.

  • Sapin II – La CNIL se prononce sur le dispositif d'alerte professionnelle

    Article

    Submitted: 02 August 2017

    La Délibération n° 2017-191 du 22 juin 2017 portant modification de la Délibération n° 2005-305 du 08 décembre 2005 portant autorisation unique de traitements automatisés de données à caractère personnel mis en œuvre dans le cadre de dispositifs d'alerte professionnelle (AU-004) a été publiée le 25 juillet 2017.

  • Legal Headwinds: Asia - Quarterly Report - Q3 2017 Restricted access

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 02 August 2017

    The Q3 2017 edition of Legal Headwinds focuses on key legal and regulatory developments relevant to financial institutions operating in China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

  • Silence and fraudulent misrepresentation: Alacran vs. Broadley

    Article

    Submitted: 24 July 2017

    Can silence amount to a fraudulent misrepresentation? A commentary on the recent Singapore High Court judgment of Alacran Design Pte Ltd v Broadley Construction Pte Ltd.

  • Podcast 609: Anti-money laundering in Hong Kong

    Video Podcast

    Submitted: 21 July 2017

    Simmons & Simmons supervising associate Kane Mak talks to Cynthianna Yau about the Hong Kong government’s proposed changes to the anti-money laundering legislations and the companies ordinance.

  • Whistleblowing: the pressure mounts: Changes to the whistleblowing framework

    Article

    Last Reviewed: 10 July 2017 / Submitted: 02 February 2015

    The UK Government is considering enhancing protection for whistleblowers via new legislation and non-statutory guidance.

  • Whistleblowing: the pressure mounts: New regime for the FI sector

    Article

    Last Reviewed: 10 July 2017 / Submitted: 02 February 2015

    The FCA and PRA have issued a consultation paper proposing new requirements for certain larger financial institutions, while the new senior managers’ regime also impacts firms’ whistleblowing arrangements.

  • Whistleblowing: the pressure mounts: Financial incentives

    Article

    Last Reviewed: 10 July 2017 / Submitted: 02 February 2015

    The US Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Programme has led to calls for financial incentives to be offered to whistleblowers in the UK and elsewhere.

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