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United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Syria

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator...

Volkswagen: Address Uyghur Forced Labor

(Berlin) – Volkswagen should inform shareholders at...

Syrian Officials Convicted of Crimes Against Humanity in France

French judges convicted three Syrian senior officials...

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AUSTRAC and SkyCity agree to proposed $67 million penalty

SkyCity Adelaide Pty Ltd (SkyCity) and AUSTRAC have filed joint submissions with the Federal Court of Australia, proposing a $67 million penalty over the casino’s...

Hong Kong: Court of Final Appeal upholds Hong Kong Police’s No Consent Regime

In brief On 10 April 2024, the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (CFA), Hong Kong’s highest court, delivered its judgment in Tam Sze Leung &...

Colombia: The Superintendence of Companies imposes a fine regarding Excel-based risk matrixes

In brief In a recent decision, the Superintendence of Companies determined that an Excel-based risk matrix of the Self-Control and Integral Management System of Money...

FSA Weekly Review No.584 April 26, 2024

Week of April 12, 2024 - April 19, 2024 This page contains the latest in events, developments, and updates to the FSA website. Public Comments April 17, 2024 Publication of the...

Updates to the AML/CFT/CPF Handbook — GFSC

The Commission has today issued an updated Handbook on Countering Financial Crime (AML/CFT/CPF) (the “Handbook”). Chapter 1 of the Handbook has been updated to include...

Singapore: MAS announces target date for the repeal of the RFMC regime

Response to Feedback Received on Repeal of Regulatory regime for Registered Fund Management Companies In brief On 28 March 2024, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)...

Australia: Long awaited buy now pay later reforms arrive

In brief On 12 March 2024, the Australian Government released exposure draft legislation on Buy Now, Pay Later products (BNPLs) for public consultation. This follows...

Canada: CSA implements new “Access Model” to facilitate delivery of prospectuses by non-investment fund issuers

In brief In January 2024, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published amendments and changes to several national instruments and companion policies to implement a new...

Venezuela: Decree exonerates foreign currency debits that generate certain transactions with securities from paying the Large Financial Transactions Tax

In brief The National Executive Power issued Decree No. 4924 on 21 February 2024 (“Decree“),1 which exonerates the following from paying the Large Financial Transactions Tax...

HSI Washington, D.C. investigation leads to indictment for North Korean official on sanctions evasion, conspiracy to commit bank fraud, money laundering charges

WASHINGTON — An investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington, D.C. led to charges against a former North Korean official for his part...

Mexico: New Regulation improves digital commerce transactions by allowing the use of electronic credit instruments

Mexico has approved amendments to the General Law on Negotiable Instruments and Credit Transactions to allow the use of electronic credit instruments, making commerce...

AUSTRAC issues businesses with infringement notices for failing to comply with their reporting obligations

AUSTRAC has issued eight infringement notices for reporting failures as required by the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (AML/CTF Act). AUSTRAC’s infringement notices were...

South Korea: Now enacted – Shares acquired under Employee Share Plans exempt from domestic broker requirement

In brief Further to our January 2024 client alert, the anticipated amendments to the Enforcement Decree of the Financial Services and Capital Markets Act (“FSCMA...

National Risk Assessment for Legal Persons and Legal Arrangements Report published as part of the Bailiwick’s commitment to combatting financial crime

The States of Guernsey has published a report concerning the Bailiwick of Guernsey's money laundering, terrorist financing and financing of proliferation of weapons of...

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