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Cayman Islands regulator releases updated cybersecurity rules and guidance

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has updated its Rule and Statement of Guidance - Cybersecurity for Regulated Entities following feedback…

17 September 2020

EBA and ESMA consultation paper on Guidelines on the assessment of suitability of members of the management body and key function holders

The European Banking Authority and the European Securities Markets Authority have opened a consultation on changes to the Joint ESMA and EBA…

17 September 2020

Reframing chapter 7 of the Corporations Act? ALRC corporations and financial services regulation review announced

The ALRC has been tasked with conducting a three stage review of the legislative framework for corporations and financial services regulation. The…

16 September 2020

First look at the proposed EU regulation on markets in crypto-assets (MiCA)

The European Union (hereinafter 'EU) seems to have progressed rapidly and is at advanced stages promising a complete digital finance regulatory…

12 September 2020

AUSTRALIA: 32 quick wins? The Senate Committee has released its fintech/regtech interim report

Overview: Senate Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology interim report recommendations…

09 September 2020

BoE governor speaks: payments firms should expect regulatory change

Andrew Bailey outlined what payments market participants can expect from regulators seeking to address financial stability risk in the world of…

09 September 2020

ASIC's corporate plan persists with its "Why Not Litigate" approach to enforcement

Australia's corporate regulator has released its Corporate Plan, which outlines its strategic litigation goals and governance initiatives over the…

08 September 2020

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority seeks to expand the scope of financial crime reporting requirements

On 24 August 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”) published a consultation paper, CP20/17 Extension of Annual Financial Crime Reporting…

07 September 2020

INDIA: Challenges in cross-border mergers

While the Companies Act 1956 (1956 Act) permitted an inbound merger, there was no provision for an outbound merger...

04 September 2020

Malta: Publication of FIAU interpretative note on AML/CFT

On 26 August 2020, the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) published its 'Interpretative Note: Relevant Activity for Lawyers' (the…

29 August 2020

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