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Jersey Investment Funds – Regulatory options

Jersey is long established as a primary centre for the establishment of offshore funds and has been at the forefront of international developments, which have attracted international sponsors, promoters, fund managers, advisors and investors. One of the key features of Jersey’s fund industry is the flexibility and range of structures and corresponding regulatory and commercial […]

Firewall and Forum clauses – What protection is available when foreign courts seek to intervene

By Rachael Reynolds, Deborah Barker Roye Trustees can all too easily find themselves caught up in litigation in another jurisdiction given the increasingly international nature of offshore trusts. The firewall regime and forum for administration clauses within deeds, when robustly applied and upheld by the Courts, are the key to ensuring questions concerning a trust […]

In the data protection crosshairs: New legislation in North Macedonia

After more than two years of preparations, public debates and consultations between different stakeholders, the Parliament of North Macedonia passed the new Law on Personal Data Protection (“Law”) on 16 February 2020. This game-changing piece of legislation introduces the GDPR in the local regulatory framework and it is already in force as of 24 February […]

Risk management: The digital transformation in the health industry

By Jahmiah Ferdinand-Hodkin, Samaneh Frounchi As the health industry migrates from paper-based to electronic clinical records, the risks associated with the collection, use and disclosure of personal health information changes. The requirements for electronic document security, encryption and transmission come to the forefront. The use of electronic repositories opens the door for cyberattacks and significant […]

Gender reassignment in the workplace and pension issues

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