Myanmar introduces Mandatory Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership of Companies

On 15 November 2019, Myanmar's Directorate of Investment and Company Administration ("DICA") issued a directive mandating the disclosure of beneficial ownership of companies in...

Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Announces New Framework for Regulating Virtual Asset Trading...

Download full version in PDFThe Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has taken another major step towards establishing a regulatory framework for virtual asset trading...

Ukraine Ratifies Agreement to Implement FATCA

On 29 October 2019, the Parliament of Ukraine ratified the Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the United States of...

Invitation: Baker McKenzie’s Trade and Corporate Compliance Seminar for the Technology, Media and Telecoms...

Who Should Attend? In-house legal and compliance specialists working within the technology, media and telecoms sectors.Speakers from Baker McKenzie's Global Trade & Commerce, Compliance...

Ukraine: Financial Services and Securities Regulatory Powers Reallocated

On 16 October 2019 the President of Ukraine signed the Law of Ukraine No. 79-IX ("Split Law"), which deals with a substantial reallocation of...

Data as an Asset – Key Themes Across Business Models and Multidisciplinary Trends

Data is an asset. Many of today’s successful companies are based on data-driven business models. Big tech businesses are naturally leading the way, but...

UK: New Sentencing Guidelines

New Sentencing Guideline Following a consultation in 2018, the Sentencing Council has published a new sentencing guideline to come into effect on 1 October 2019...

Russia: Liberalization of Currency Control Regulations

From 1 January 2020 Russia is abolishing all currency control restrictions on payment of funds by non-residents to bank accounts of Russian residents opened...

Singapore: AML/CFT Code of Practice for Crypto-Firms in Singapore

The Association of Cryptocurrency Enterprises and Start-ups, Singapore ("ACCESS"), as part of its Standardisation of Practice In Crypto Entities initiative for the digital asset industry,...

Mexico: Anti-money laundering regularization program

On April 16th, 2019, the General Guidelines applicable to the regularization program related to the compliance of the obligations set forth under article 18...

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