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Revision of fiduciary regulatory legislation

The Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company Directors, etc (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2000 (as amended) will be repealed and replaced with the Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company Directors, etc (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2020 with effect from 1 November 2021.

The restated Banking Supervision (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law

The Banking Supervision (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 2020 will be implemented with effect from 1 November 2021 repealing and replacing the Banking Supervision (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 1994 as part of the long-term project of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission to revise its principal regulatory laws.

In Your Court: Offshore Dispute Resolution Review – October 2021

Notable matters discussed include the continuation and growth in the number of disputed valuation cases that involve the squeeze-out of minority shareholders – usually to facilitate a company’s subsequent public offering in China. Earlier this month, the Privy Council chose to uphold BVI freestanding freezing injunctions, otherwise known as Black Swan injunctions, in a highly anticipated judgment. Also covered are some of the fundamentals of recent cases from an offshore perspective in Ogier’s Snapshots series, and updates on some important developments in its jurisdictions.

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Putting on the sustainability goggles for our future

Could you spend five minutes today to think about what small step you could take to lead a more environmentally friendly life, and could you possibly influence others to also take that same action?

Real estate: Current trends – a contrarian view

Economically, we have looming challenges to the living sector, but we have almost 15 years’ market movement under our collective belt since the last great unpleasantness and perhaps things are different now. Ultimately, it is all about supply and demand (and hopefully a profit element in there somewhere), but let’s look at some of the elements that contribute to that in the housebuilder sector.

Revision of fiduciary regulatory legislation

The Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company Directors, etc (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2000 (as amended) will be repealed and replaced with the Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company Directors, etc (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2020 with effect from 1 November 2021.

Ireland launches intellectual property and technology court and reforms IP disputes procedures

A new division of Ireland’s Commercial Court dedicated to intellectual property cases and disputes about complex technology has been established under a revised Order 63A of the Rules of the Superior Courts (revised Rules). The new Intellectual Property and Technology List, a sub-division of the Commercial Court list, came into operation on 22 October 2021.

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