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All change in the Cayman Islands

The changes proposed in the Cayman Islands’ Companies (amendment) Bill 2021 are likely to have significant consequences for practitioners in the UK. Chai Ridgers, Head of Restructuring, and Nick Hoffman, Cayman Islands Managing Partner, discuss in this blog post for The Legal Diary.

Unlocking access to town centre property

Across the UK, local people are creating businesses that could revitalise town centres – repair and sharing spaces, community bakeries, climate action hubs, genuinely affordable housing – services that develop critical social, economic and climate resilient infrastructure.

2022: The outlook from offshore

After a game-changing 2020 and busy year in 2021, Ogier partner in Asia, Nathan Powell, is optimistic about the outlook for 2022. As global head of Corporate law at Ogier, Hong Kong-based Nathan told Asian Legal Business that 2021 has been a busy year overall, especially with mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity.

Central Bank of Ireland calls for fund ManCos to enhance their AML frameworks

On 9 November 2021, the Central Bank of Ireland published its Anti-Money Laundering Bulletin – Issue 7 which identifies a number of areas where funds and fund management companies must introduce enhancements to ensure compliance with the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010, as amended.

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