Transparenzregister – Achtung vor potentieller Abzocke

Derzeit erreichen uns vermehrt Anfragen von Unternehmen, die wegen angeblicher Verstöße gegen das Geldwäschegesetz (GwG) zur sofortigen kostenpflichtigen Registrierung im Transparenzregister über einen vermeintlich offiziell wirkenden Link aufgefordert werden.

Wir möchten Sie in diesem Zusammenhang auf Folgendes hinweisen:


All Change (Climate Change)

Given that the deadline for this column fell a few days before the December Westminster Election Day, you will be pleased to hear that the next couple of column inches are a Brexit free zone, for a change. When I asked the kids what I should be writing about instead this month, the answer was: climate change (actually they said ‘the climate emergency’).

Ok, but what does that have to do with lawyers, you may ask. Well, the UN has been busy for a while now creating an ever more elaborate legal framework of international conventions and agreements on climate change, so that’s where the law comes in. In fact, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was adopted as long ago as 1992 at the Rio Earth Summit. Greta wasn’t even born back then. Let’s not dwell on how much CO2 all those delegates will have generated, jet-setting from one summit to the next ever since.