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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
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 competent authorities to cooperate on AML/CFT matters

On 16 December 2019, the European Banking Authority (EBA), in coordination with the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published joint guidelines on cooperation and information exchange, establishing colleges of anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) supervisors for the first time in the European Union.

Aki Corsoni-Husain, Andreas Stavrou,
Chiara Deceglie

CySEC’s first AML compliance officer exams

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) is announcing to all interested parties that the first “AML Compliance Officer” exams will take place on 4 February 2020 ensuring that all appointed AML compliance officers have been properly trained.

Aki Corsoni-Husain
AML

CSSF guidance on persons involved in AML/CFT for Luxembourg regulated funds and investment fund managers

The CSSF has recently provided helpful guidance to Luxembourg investment fund managers (Chapter 15 & 16; AIFMs and registered AIFMs) and regulated funds (SIFS, Part II, SICAV and UCITS) including regulated funds that do not qualify as AIFs (such as family funds) on how these entities should meet their obligations under Article 4(1) of the law of 12 November 2004 (adequate internal management requirements).

Vanessa Molloy
AML

CSSF’s survey related to the fight against AML and Terrorist Financing

On 29 November 2019 the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) announced that, similarly to last year’s exercise, an annual online survey collecting standardised key information concerning ML/FT risks which the professionals under supervision are exposed to and the implementation of relevant risk mitigation and targeted financial sanctions measures as per 31 December 2019 will be launched in early February 2020.

Vanessa Molloy, Sharika Nair