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On 1 April 2019 the FCA will assume regulatory conduct for claims management companies (CMCs) established or serving customers in England, Scotland and Wales. At the same time the Financial Ombudsman Service will become responsible for resolving disputes about CMCs.
Case review 14/06/2018
The Victorian Supreme Court decision challenges clauses that propose to impose limits on claims under the Australian Consumer Law and is particularly relevant for insurers in assessing their exposure in recovery actions or in defending claims under the consumer law.
Amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Act) which came into effect on 23 February 2018 introduce mandatory data breach notification provisions which all health service providers must comply with.
The carrier shall be bound, before and at the beginning of the voyage, to exercise due diligence to…properly man...the ship…
Cryptocurrency has been hailed by its proponents as the future of finance. However, the volatile nature of cryptocurrencies has drawn the attention of regulators and governments both in the UK and abroad.
The insurance industry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) witnessed further increases in premiums and profitability in 2017.
We are firmly in Stage 2 of the new era in the relationship between Cuba and the United States. On 16 June 2017, US President Donald Trump finally unveiled his agenda regarding Cuba.
We are pleased to confirm that we have strengthened our presence in Latin America with the addition of an office in Argentina and an association in Puerto Rico.
Australian businesses should review their data processing practices to identify whether, and to what extent, the GDPR applies to them. If so, they have until May 2018 to become compliant with the new law.
Even those businesses to whom the GDPR does not apply should review any arrangements they have to transfer personal information from the EU to Australia to ensure they comply with the new requirements.
Kennedys has produced a handy summary of the state of data privacy laws in the Asia-Pacific region.