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Approaching Cyber-Crime and Promoting Innovation
Tim Pope and Annabel Holloway of Burges Salmon law firm summarise the approach that the UK government and regulatory bodies are taking to combat digital crime within financial services.
A Practical Guide for In-House Counsel: Data Transfers from Other Countries
David A. Zetoony
David Zetoony, a partner at Bryan Cave law firm, provides practical guidance about data transfers between countries, with regard to the Safe Harbor framework, EU model contracts and Binding...
Who is Liable for Blockchain in Europe?
Blockchain is “the most important invention since the internet itself”, according to entrepreneur Marc Andreesen, but if illegal activities are perpetrated through the blockchain, who is liable?...
Russian Resident Individuals to Report on Foreign Accounts
This new reporting obligation has serious implications for Russian resident individuals (RRIs) with foreign accounts, including potential liability for failure to report, and will, in turn, make...
Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Sarah Delon-Bouquet, counsel at Bryan Cave law firm, discusses how companies can prepare for the GDPR, looking particularly at the provisions involving the reinforcement of individuals’ rights,...
New EU Cybersecurity Law: Time to Assess Your Cyber Risk
Jane Jenkins and Iona Crawford from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer outline the aims and requirements of the Network Information Security Directive, which was officially adopted on May 17 and is...
UK Opens the World's First Regulatory Sandbox
Since May 9, 2016, innovative businesses in the financial services industry looking to test exciting new financial products and services have been able to apply to the UK’s regulatory sandbox....
Highlights of the Money Laundering (Prevention and Prohibition) Bill 2016
Perhaps as a reinforcement of the drive and commitment of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Money Laundering (Prevention and Prohibition) Bill 2016 was one of the first two...
The Latest in Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing: What You Need to Know
Emma Hunter, founder and co-chair of Baker & McKenzie's Global AML/CTF Group and resident AML/CTF specialist, provides insights on the upcoming compliance challenges facing reporting entities...
Are the UK Government’s New AML/CTF Proposals a Step Too Far?
On April 21, 2016, the UK government released its new action plan for anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF). Michael Roach, a lawyer at US law firm WilmerHale, takes a...
Cybercrime: A Guide to Recognition, Prevention and Protection
Thomas Webb and Rupert Hyde, from UK law firm Burges Salmon, examine cybercrime in its myriad forms and how businesses can best protect themselves from cyber-attacks and consequences that may...
How to Avoid or Respond to Wire Transfer Fraud
With businesses increasingly falling victim to wire fraud scams, Jena Valdetero, partner at Bryan Cave, takes a look at the steps firms sending or receiving payments can take to minimise their...
Turkey: New Data Protection Legislation
Can Gafuroğlu, Naz Uğurlu and Deniz Güneș of Yalçın Babalıoğlu Boso Attorney Partnership, in association with CMSYBB (CMS) law firm, provide details on the new Turkish Data Protection Law and how...
FCA Top Priority To Tackle Financial Crime and Ensure AML Compliance Across UK
Louise Hodges, a partner at Kingsley Napley, discusses the Financial Conduct Authority’s plan to tackle financial crime and ensure anti-money laundering compliance, as it has been found that the...
Christopher M. Achatz
Brexit: Data Protection Implications
Lawyers from three UK law firms spoke to PaymentsCompliance about what they feel the implications could be for data protection regulation if the UK was to leave the European Union.
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