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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 […]

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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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Burges Salmon transport head quits for Department for Transport GC role

The Department for Transport (DfT) has named former Burges Salmon transport head Nick Olley as general counsel. Olley, a one-time commercial head, led the firm’s heavy-hitting transport team. He will join the DfT in November, but Burges Salmon is not planning to find a successor for his role. At the DfT he succeeds Christopher Muttukumaru in […]

DLA Piper advises ABN AMRO on future plans

DLA Piper has advised the Central Works Council of ABN AMRO on employee consultation and corporate governance in the future plans of the Ministry of Finance. The shares in ABN AMRO are currently held by NL Financial Investments, which has publicly advised regarding a potential stock listing in the future. Attached to the advice are […]

DLA Piper expands restructuring team in Paris

DLA Piper has appointed David Chijner and Noam Ankri as partners in its restructuring team in Paris. Their arrival is part of the firm’s strategy to become a leading player in restructuring after the integration of nine partners from Frieh Bouhenic in October 2012. Ankri advises clients, mainly investment funds, on restructuring transactions in both in-court and […]

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