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The idea of divorce often still conjures images of warring spouses and courtroom showdowns. However, although almost all separations will be emotional, bitter fights over finances and access to children are not the inevitable outcome of a separation and there is a growing trend for parties to turn to services which offer a less combative approach to separations. Take Bill and Melinda Gates for example, they are the latest high-profile pairing to divorce with seemingly minimal fallout.

Data protection act enters into force in the BVI

On 9 July 2021, the Data Protection Act, 2021 (the DPA) came into force in the British Virgin Islands. The DPA applies to all BVI companies, limited partnerships and other entities that process, have control over or authorise, the processing of, personal data anywhere in the world.

Greening the economy: ESG and BVI companies

Institutional investors and regulators across the globe are increasingly focusing on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in terms of investment portfolio composition, corporate best practices and corporate disclosure requirements. British Virgin Islands companies provide a flexible yet internationally recognised corporate regime to facilitate ESG investment.

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The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Governance 2021

The Austria chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guides provide current and practical comparative legal information on a range of practice areas, following a Q&A format to ensure thorough coverage of each topic within different legal systems worldwide.

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The aviation industry in 2021 and beyond – Recovery, restructuring and disputes

As airlines and the network of businesses linked to the airline industry continue to struggle with the effects of the pandemic, Collyer Bristow’s aviation litigation expert Simon de Broise is joined by his colleague Ryan Lynch, a specialist in insolvency and complex commercial disputes, to discuss recent developments around restructuring and insolvency.

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