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Sanctions Notice - Myanmar

30th April 2021
Please be advised that the UK has implemented a new sanctions regime, the Myanmar (Sanctions) Regulations 2021, for the purposes of: promoting the peace, stability and security of Myanmar; promoting respect for democracy, the rule of law and good governance in Myanmar; discouraging actions, policies or activities which repress the civilian population in Myanmar; and promoting compliance with...

Sanctions Notice - Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions

29th April 2021
Please be advised that the Bailiwick has implemented a new sanctions regime; the Sanctions (Implementation of UK Regimes) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) (Brexit) (Amendment - Global Anti-Corruption) Regulations, 2021 implement the Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations 2021 put in place by the UK to prevent and combat serious corruption. These regulations have replaced the Misappropriation...

Clifton Consulting Group LLC

27th April 2021
The Commission has been notified of an unsolicited approach that was made to a Guernsey resident by representatives of the above-named company. The company, which claims to be based in New York, is said to provide trading services in respect of shares and other securities. The company representative offered to arrange to buy shares that were held by the Guernsey resident at a price far higher than...

Ms Sarah Jayne Sarre

27th April 2021
On 16 April 2021 the Commission imposed a discretionary financial penalty on Ms Sarah Jayne Sarre of £13,500. The above sanction was imposed on Ms Sarre as a result of her failure to meet the minimum criteria for licensing. More details to follow in due course.

Sanctions Notice - UK: Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions

27th April 2021
Please be advised that the UK has implemented a new sanctions regime; the Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations 2021 put in place sanctions measures to prevent and combat serious corruption. These regulations have replaced the Misappropriation (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 concerning misappropriation of State funds from any country outside the UK. When designations are made under...

Standard Chartered Trust (Guernsey) Limited

23rd April 2021
The Financial Services Commission (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987 (“the Financial Services Commission Law”); The Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company Directors, etc (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2000 (the “Fiduciaries Law”); The Disclosure (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2007 (the “Disclosure Law”). The Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) (Financial Services Businesses)...

Commission consults on the proposed re-issue of statutory instruments

21st April 2021
The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has issued today three consultation papers (“CPs”) seeking views from interested parties as part of the implementation of the Revision of Laws Project. The first CP provides for revision to regulations and rules made under the Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company Directors, etc (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2020 (the “new...

Commission confirms decision to increase Private Investment Fund (PIF) options

20th April 2021
In December of last year, the Commission published a Consultation Paper containing proposals to amend the PIF rules to allow more investor categories to take advantage of an appropriately regulated fund structure. All those responding to the Consultation Paper welcomed the proposals and in light this, the Commission has decided to amend the PIF rules with immediate effect. These are now available...

Royal Court issues judgment on application for leave to appeal out of time in the case of Alan Chick v Guernsey Financial Services Commission

19th April 2021
On 7 April 2021 the Royal Court of Guernsey handed down its judgment on an application brought by Mr Alan Chick to appeal decisions of the Commission out of time. The Royal Court, in dismissing the application for the appeal to be commenced out of time, found that there were no exceptional circumstances and that Mr Chick had not done all he could do to bring the appeal timeously. Prior to this...

Remus Horizons PCC Limited

15th April 2021
The Financial Services Commission (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 1987; as amended (the Financial Services Commission Law”); and The Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 1987 (“the Protection of Investors Law”) The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (the “Commission”) issues this notice pursuant to its powers under section 2(2)(e) of the Financial Services Commission Law and Section...