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BVI trusts: the inherent jurisdiction of the court to remove and replace a trustee

In a recent ex tempore decision of the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) Commercial Court (the “BVI Court”), the Honourable Mr Justice Wallbank exercised the BVI Court’s inherent jurisdiction to remove and replace the trustee of a BVI charitable purpose trust, upon an application by its settlor, for whom the Maples Group acted.

First ever third-party debt order granted in English ‘ICO fraud’ proceedings

In a judgment made public on 24 February 2022, the English High Court has granted what is thought to be the first ever third-party debt order in proceedings arising from cryptocurrency fraud. Sitting in the High Court Business and Property Division, Master David Cook made final an interim third-party debt order against Payward, Inc, a subsidiary of cryptocurrency exchange and bank, Kraken.

Electronic signatures and registered land – no change in practice despite new Irish regulations

The move towards e-conveyancing in Ireland has been aided by the introduction of the Electronic Commerce Act 2000 (Application of sections 12 to 23 to Registered Land) Regulations 2022 (the “Regulations”) which amend the Electronic Commerce Act 2000 (the “E-Commerce Act”) by providing that the E-Commerce Act shall apply to the law governing the manner in which an interest in registered land, i.e. property which is registered in the Land Registry, may be created, acquired, disposed of or registered.  This amendment allows for the legal recognition of the electronic execution of documents dealing with interests in registered land.

The Regulatory 15/15: February 2022

In this webcast, Partners Patrick Head and Tim Dawson discuss the following Cayman Islands topics: AEOI Updates DITC Portal Update EU AML High-Risk Third Countries List CIMA VASP Consultation

Russia/Ukraine: Cayman Islands and BVI sanctions update

Sanctions Orders are extended by Statutory Instrument to the British Overseas Territories, including the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands (the BVI), to give effect to sanctions regimes implemented by the United Kingdom Government (Sanctions Orders).

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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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Despite the fact that the threat of an investigation alone can be enough to paralyse a business, early warning signs are often missed and businesses can mistake an investigation risk for a reputation risk. Those who handle serious issues well are able to triage the issue at an early stage and identify its potential impact, […]

Bill 64 marks a new direction in Quebec privacy law — Key takeaways for businesses

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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