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In the recent judgment of In the Matter of Margara Shipping Limited the Cayman Islands Grand Court provided some useful guidance on the basis on which a company can be restored to the Register of Companies and subsequently wound up pursuant to section 159 of the Companies Act (2021 Revision) and the Grand Court Rules (2022 Consolidation), Order 102, Rule 18.

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Global business is increasingly familiar with the prospect of short-notice public investigatory attention, whether from regulators, law enforcement, political forces or as a consequence of sanctions, and this can – in in some cases – devastate individual and corporate reputation.

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On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.

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