Apparently the WHO has decreed that monkeypox should now be called mpox…
The standard recent apology in advance for any duplication, omission etc…but still away…
29 NOVEMBER 2022
DANISH FSA REPORTS JYSKE BANK TO POLICE FOR POSSIBLE BREACH OF AML ACT
On 28 November, Yahoo Finance reported that the Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) said in a statement it among other things had found “significant shortcomings” in the bank’s customer due diligence measures.
CHINA: AML/CFT ASSESSMENT FOLLOW-UP REPORT
On 29 November, FATF published the Second Enhanced Follow-up Report on China, saying that, overall, it has made progress in addressing some of the technical compliance deficiencies identified in its 2016 Mutual Evaluation report. The country has been upgraded on 2 FATF Recommendations: Recommendation 7 – Targeted financial sanctions related to proliferation; and Recommendation 24 – Transparency and beneficial ownership of legal persons. China is now compliant on 9 Recommendations, largely compliant on 22 and partially compliant on 5 Recommendations. The country remains non-compliant on 4 Recommendations. China will remain in enhanced follow up and will continue to inform the FATF of progress achieved on improving the implementation of its AML/CFT measures.
FATF CONSOLIDATED AML/CFT ASSESSMENT RATINGS
On 29 November, following publication of the update on China, FATF issued an updated consolidated schedule of all AML/CFT ratings to date.
UK: NOTICE TO EXPORTERS – REVISED EXPORT LICENCE UNDERTAKINGS
On 29 November, the Department for International Trade issued Notice to Exporters 2022/29 which advised of revised undertakings to be used in support of various types of export licences. Exporters will be required to use undertakings in the new format if signed after the 31 December.
UK: SOLICITORS REGULATION AUTHORITY – COMPLYING WITH THE UK SANCTIONS REGIME
On 28 November, the SRA released new guidance designed to help solicitors understand their obligations and how to comply with them. It says that it will have regard to it when exercising its regulatory functions.
CANADA: AN ENTIRE AGREEMENT CLAUSE IS NOT A COMPLETE BAR TO A FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION DEFENCE
An article from Dickinson Wright on 29 November was concerned with an Ontario Court of Appeal case which overturned a summary judgment decision on the basis that an entire agreement clause in an agreement of purchase and sale will not preclude a defence of fraudulent misrepresentation. This was despite the general rule that when a contract contains an “entire agreement” clause, a party cannot rely on prior representations to avoid its obligations under the agreement.
UK: FORMER PREMIER LEAGUE STAR IN COURT CHARGED OVER ALLEGED £15 MILLION PYRAMID SCAM
On 29 November, the Evening Standard reported that Ex-Charlton Athletic defender Richard Rufus, 47, allegedly claimed to be a successful foreign exchange trader to convince his alleged victims to invest. But Rufus, who offered returns of 60% a year from the “low-risk” scheme, is said to have lost money “hand over fist”.
HIGH COURT OF SINGAPORE HAS DISMISSED AN CLAIM BY KUVERA RESOURCES PTE LTD CONCERNING THE VALIDITY AND ENFORCEABILITY OF A CLAUSE REQUIRING COMPLIANCE WITH US SANCTIONS
On 29 November, the EU Sanctions blog reported on a recent case involving a situation in 2019 when JP Morgan’s sanctions screening revealed that coal being shipped on a vessel fell within the scope of US Syria sanctions. It informed Kuvera that it was unable to accommodate the presentation of documents and Kuvera brought proceedings for breach of contract.
ALL DUTCH I-GAMING OPERATORS ORDERED TO STOP CASHBACK BONUSES
On 29 November, iGB reported that Dutch regulator de Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has ordered all Dutch i-gaming licensees to stop offering cashback bonuses.
DUTCH GAMBLING OPERATORS UNDER TAX INVESTIGATION FOR PRE-2021 ACTIVITIES
On 29 November, iGB reported that 8 operators are under tax investigation for their activities in the country before it regulated online gambling, with authorities planning to look into 7 more.