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Company Secretarial Changes
  • Whitney Moore
  • Ireland
  • April 24 2018

With the Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 coming into operation on the 9 June 2018, and recent changes coming into effect in the Companies Registration


UK Government to implement a register of beneficial owners of overseas entities that own UK real estate
  • Ince & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 24 2018

In April 2017, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy launched a call for evidence seeking views on proposals to introduce a new


A register of overseas companies owning UK properties
  • Shoosmiths LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 19 2018

The government has issued a response to its consultation on proposals to introduce a register of beneficial owners of overseas companies that own UK


Overseas companies bidding for UK public contracts need to register beneficial ownership on public register
  • Osborne Clarke
  • United Kingdom, Global
  • April 19 2018

The UK government has set out its thinking on how the forthcoming beneficial ownership register for bidding on public contracts will work ahead of the


New obligation for Spanish companies to disclose their ultimate beneficial owners
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Spain, European Union
  • April 18 2018

On 21 March 2018, the Spanish Ministry of Justice issued Ministerial Order 3192018 which requires Spanish non-listed companies to disclose their


Beneficial Owner New Account Rules: What FinTech AML Program Managers and Their Financial Institutions Need to Know
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • April 17 2018

FinCEN’s new beneficial owner rules take effect May 11, impacting banks and the program managers and similar companies that help banks comply with the


Orphan Structures: Transparency Initiatives and Counter-Initiatives
  • Bright Line Law
  • United Kingdom
  • April 16 2018

Paul Beckett discusses orphan structures in various finance centres and outlines the reason why government and regulatory attention should focus


New Compulsory Register of Beneficial Owners of Overseas Entities Holding UK Real Estate
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 11 2018

The government has recently published its response to a call for evidence on the proposed UK register of beneficial ownership for overseas entities


FinCEN Releases Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Customer Due Diligence and Beneficial Ownership Requirements
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • USA
  • April 10 2018

Last week the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued much-anticipated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that provide additional guidance


Ten Practical Tips for FinCEN's New Beneficial Ownership Rule
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2018

Starting May 11, 2018, financial institutions will need to implement new policies and procedures to comply with the Financial Crimes Enforcement