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Update on Bermuda private trust companies

Many offshore jurisdictions saw notable reforms in 2018. This article considers how recent changes to the regulation of financial services in Bermuda have affected private trust companies. These legislative amendments were made primarily to ensure that Bermuda’s legal framework remains up to date with international standards, which are aimed at maintaining the international financial system’s […]

The basics: How to wind up a corporate debtor

A company has outstanding debts and it seems they are struggling financially. What can you do to try and get your debts settled? Is applying to have the company wound up the answer? Here, we take a look at what you will need to consider before a decision is made and we take a look […]

Blowing hot and cold on the jurisdiction of an adjudicator

In the recent case of SKYMIST HOLDINGS LIMITED v GRANDLANE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED [2018], the Technology and Construction Court (TCC), considered the principle of “approbation and reprobation” in “satellite litigation” over the jurisdiction of adjudicators. But is challenging the jurisdiction of an adjudicator worth the cost involved? We review the key points in the Skymist decision, and the TCC‘s […]

Is legislation pending on bankruptcy, pension plans and lenders?

Public consultations on enhancing retirement security led by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada closed in late 2018. Given the importance and complexity of the subject matter, the one-month consultation period offered by the government was curiously short. Given that 2019 is an election year, the quick completion of the process could […]

Apples to Oranges: how investigations differ from a litigation approach when implementing eDiscovery solutions

Competition matters, and investigations more generally, differ greatly in execution from the approach to eDiscovery taken in litigation.  Understanding the potential issues is paramount in developing an eDiscovery model that tackles the regulatory pressures faced by legal teams and their corporate clients. In the first article in this series we compare the different approaches and examine […]

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High-profile employemnt lawyer Denise Kingsmill has joined Denton Hall. Kingsmill returns to legal practice after working with Sir Patrick Sheehy as a member of his Rainbow consortium’s bid for the National Lottery. She aims to develop a centre of excellence in employment law at the City firm and to move the focus of its employment […]

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Anquila Corporation, advised by Norton Rose, has acquired 63/65 Buckingham Gate in London for u38.5m from the freehold vendor Trust Company of Australia, advised by Clifford Chance. Buckingham Gate, Natal Trading and Hawfinch were advised by Linklaters & Paines.

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First lady at IBA

The International Bar Association (IBA) has elected its first woman office holder. Dianna Kempe QC, the first woman in Bermuda to become a Queen’s Counsel, was elected secretary general at the Melbourne meeting of the association. The appointment makes her a possible president for 1998. Scottish lawyer Professor Ross Harper was elected president from 1994 […]

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