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Germany’s Approach to Crypto-assets and their Safeguarding Under 5MLD and Financial Regulation

Germany has always treated virtual currencies as financial instruments based on a view by the German regulator, BaFin, expressed as early as 2011, that...

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...

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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

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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...

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