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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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Just a week before his scheduled move to Essex Court Chambers, Allen & Overy arbitration partner Matthew Gearing QC has opted to join another magic circle set. Gearing QC is to join Fountain Court from next month. This turnaround is a consequence of the sanctions imposed on Essex Court by China, which prevents any of […]

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Mishcon set to list this year

Mishcon de Reya will list on the London Stock Exchange later this year, despite shelving plans for an IPO over 12 months ago. The firm said its partners had now voted ‘overwhelmingly’ in favour of exploring a premium listing. JP Morgan has been appointed by Mishcon as its financial advisor while the firm is exploring […]

AXA GC passes on the baton after 20 years

AXA UK & Ireland has appointed a new general counsel. Emily Coupland succeeds Edward Davis, who retires at the end of the month after two decades at the business. Coupland is appointed to the GC role from AXA Partners, where she held the position of general secretary for five years. Prior to this, Coupland spent […]

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