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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
Jermaine Case
Jermaine Case
  • Jermaine Case

  • Associate
  • British Virgin Islands
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
Evi Koutsioumpa
Evi Koutsioumpa
  • Evi Koutsioumpa

  • Associate
  • 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

  • Associate
  • 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

EU List of Non-cooperative Jurisdictions for Tax Purposes Updated: Cayman and BVI

On 18 February 2020, The European Union updated its List of Non-cooperative Jurisdictions for Tax Purposes. Although Cayman finalised its legislation earlier this year to regulate private investment funds and updated the Mutual Funds Law to complete the regulatory framework covering other collective investment vehicles, the EU determined that it failed to implement measures relating to economic substance in the area of collective investment vehicles within the agreed timetable and therefore “did not deliver on the commitment on time”, and in this respect was placed on the blacklist.

Carolynn Vivian

MONEYVAL report on Cyprus

On 12 February 2020, MONEYVAL, the Council of Europe’s expert committee on the evaluation of anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) measures, published a report summarising their findings on the Cyprus AML/CFT measures in place following the on-site visit which took place between 13 to 14 May 2019 for the period 2013-2018.

Andrea Moundi Savvides, Andreas Stavrou

CySEC issues announcement on Brexit

On 31 January 2019, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission published an announcement to regulated entities and the general public following the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Aki Corsoni-Husain, Petros Kiteos

ESMA’s statistical report on EU Alternative Investment Funds

On 10 January 2019, the European Securities and Markets Authority published its statistical report on European Union Alternative Investment Funds (AIF). The study found that the EU AIF sector in 2018, amounted to €5.8tn or nearly 40 per cent of the total EU fund industry. The report is based on data from 30,357 AIFs, or almost 100 per cent of the market. The report includes three sections covering Market Monitoring; Statistical Methods and AIF statistics.

Vanessa Molloy