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The British Virgin Islands Commercial Court in the recent judgment of Oscar Trustee Limited v MBS Software Solutions Limited BVIHC(Com) 2021/0022, once again considered whether the BVI was an appropriate forum to bring a claim. In this instance, the Defendant argued that Hong Kong was a more appropriate jurisdiction for the claim to be tried.
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have revolutionised how artists sell their art; now, artists are hoping that NFTs can revolutionise how they fund their art. Recently, the sale of collectible NFTs has funded the production of two television projects: Stoner Cats and The Gimmicks.
This HR podcast welcomes special guest Jonathan Naylor (partner in Shoosmiths’ employment team) to discuss trade union communication strategies.
Prior to the amendments introduced by the Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) (Amendment) Act, 2021, the type of entities falling within scope of the BVI’s economic substance regime under the Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act, 2018 included, among others, limited partnerships with legal personality. With effect from 30 June 2021, the scope of the regime was broadened to include limited partnerships without legal personality.
Through its 11 November 2021 law (Law 174/2021), the Moldovan Parliament approved the rules on control of investments into sectors important for the security of the state. Law 174/2021 applies equally to local and foreign investors and entered into force on 19 November 2021.
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