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Moving to the Cayman Islands

Boasting an enviable lifestyle, modern infrastructure and a highly sophisticated financial services industry and all within a short flight of Miami and other US cities, the Cayman Islands check all the boxes for individuals seeking to relocate to a tax-neutral jurisdiction. As a result, the Cayman Islands have evolved into an increasingly popular place of residence for internationally mobile “remote-workers” and high-net-worth individuals from around the world.

FCA consults on new consumer duty in retail financial markets

Following the April 2019 publication of its feedback statement on a duty of care and potential alternative approaches, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting until 31 July 2021 on a new Consumer Duty that would set clearer and higher expectations for firms’ standards of care towards consumers.

Tech companies: three things you should know from the 2021-22 Quebec budget

The Québec Budget 2021–2022 includes measures encouraging investment to accelerate technology adoption and strengthens several tax measures aimed at the technology sector. The three key tax measures that tech businesses and entrepreneurs should know about are discussed below.

Workplace testing and vaccinations: What employers need to know

Workplace testing has proven to be a crucial piece in the UK government’s jigsaw to get British business back on its feet. But how can businesses implement a workplace testing programme and will the vaccine roll out make a difference?

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White & Case has slowed down its search for new London premises, instead calling upon a property consultancy to estimate the costs of a fit-out, The Lawyer understands. The US firm is thought to be interested in staying put, after viewings of other premises went nowhere. The firm has engaged agency Gardiner & Theobald to estimate the […]

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Skadden partner joins Singapore tech giant as GC

A corporate partner in Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom’s Hong Kong office has moved to one of the firm’s clients Grab as group general counsel. Christopher Betts has relocated to Singapore to take up the new in-house role. He joined the Singapore-headquartered “super app” in the same month when Grab formalised its plan to […]

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Unilever’s UK GC exits for food startup Getir

Unilever’s UK and Ireland general counsel has moved across to online grocery delivery startup Getir. Anna Cosgrave joins Getir as head of legal, UK after just eight months at Unilever. She joined in September last year, three months after the FTSE 100 giant announced a major restructuring, ditching its dual Anglo-Dutch legal structure to create a single […]

Linklaters partner duo exit in rare magic circle switch

A Linklaters duo have left for a magic circle rival, The Lawyer can reveal, becoming partners in its City leveraged finance practice. Allen & Overy has hired Annette Kurdian and Robert Burt. Kurdian joined Linklaters in 2001 and became a partner in 2006. As part of her practice, she advises financial institutions and alternative credit […]

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