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Channel Islands Funds Quarterly Update: Q2 2021

1. Pan-Channel Islands developments 1.1 Economic substance regime now extended to partnerships 1.2 The International Stock Exchange reports a record number of Q1 listings 2. Jersey developments 2.1 Self-managed funds must satisfy the economic substance test – Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Law 2021 2.2 Changes made to Funds Business fee rates 2.3 Disclosure requirements for sustainable investment aim to combat greenwashing 2.4 Duty of supervisory body to use a risk-based approach 2.5 Investment in lawful cannabis industry is now permitted 2.6 First quarter fund statistics 3. Guernsey developments 3.1 Revisions to Private Investment Fund rules 3.2 Three new consultation papers on the Revision of Laws Project 3.3 De-regulation of Non-Guernsey Scheme regime 3.4 First quarter investment statistics 3.5 Finance sector code of corporate governance

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The Open Championship tees up new AI fan engagement

With Hawk-Eye in tennis, Hot Spot in cricket and pass completion percentages in football, 18 months into a global pandemic, it was inevitable that sports have continued to invest in artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance live experiences for its fans.

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12 checkpoints for a successful DMS implementation

Switching a document management system (DMS) can feel a lot like taking on Mt Everest. And while the change process is not for the faint of heart, the dividends it pays can place you—and your firm—on top of the world.

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has promoted two women in its London office as part of a global round of 15. Restructuring lawyer Lois Deasey and international trade lawyer Chiara Klaui were the two lawyers given the nod in the City, while the rest of the firm’s promotions were all in its US offices. […]

Akin Gump hires Africa-focused private equity partner from Orrick

Akin Gump has made a new hire to its City office, this time to expand its private equity focus in the African markets. Weyinmi Popo will join Akin this month after nearly four years at rival US firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. He had previously been at Jones Day for nine years, making partner in […]

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Yet more hires at Akin – but this time, not from O’Melveny

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is continuing to hire a-plenty in the London recruitment market, bringing in a private equity duo from Vinson & Elkins. Vinson partners Shaun Lascelles and Simon Rootsey are joining Akin Gump’s expanding corporate and finance teams. Lascelles joined Vinson in 2016 after a short spell in Ashurst’s Singapore office. […]

Akin Gump brings in fifth O’Melveny lawyer this year

O’Melveny & Myers have lost two lawyers in London today, as merger negotiations with Allen & Overy continue to provide uncertainty for those still at the US firm. Jonathan Blake, a senior funds consultant, and Karen Ireland, a finance and capital markets counsel, have resigned from the firm and are the most recent in a […]

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