Angus Jamieson (AU)

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Australia’s Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) regulator, AUSTRAC, has released its guidance with respect to new laws that require digital currency exchange (DCE) providers to register and comply with AML/CTF obligations. AUSTRAC takes a broad approach in interpreting what is covered within the legal definition of a DCE. Essentially, any operation that converts fiat currency (such as the Australian dollar or equivalent) into any digital currency, or vice versa, will be considered by AUSTRAC…
On Thursday, November 6, the leaders of Covington’s public policy and government affairs practice group hosted a post-election conference call discussing the agenda for the President and the 114th Congress.  Members of the PPGA team discussed the following: Political implications of the election and leadership changes in Congress. Congress’s relationship with the Administration. Procedural consequences of the change in control of the Senate. Budget, appropriations, and sequestration. Tax policy and reform. Developments in intellectual property.…