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Innovative new law opens Guernsey up to Artificial Intelligence

By Andrew Munro The newly enacted Electronic Transactions (Electronic Agents) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2019, which came into force on 1st March this year, signals a turning point in law for companies using Artificial Intelligence which itself represents an area of exponential growth and critical importance for future development in many areas and sectors worldwide. This exciting […]

CSSF on mandatory notifications in a no-deal Brexit context

Following the publication of Luxembourg laws of 8 April 2019 (see our previous briefing here), the Luxembourg Financial Sector Supervisory Authority (CSSF) has issued two press releases aimed at undertakings for collective investment (UCIs) and/or their managers, and certain firms currently authorised in the United Kingdom (UK) which intend to continue their activities in Luxembourg […]

Economic substance laws: the private wealth context

By Richard Laignel  Recently as part of on-going international initiatives, a large number of international finance centres (including Jersey, Guernsey, BVI and Cayman) have passed new laws requiring companies which are tax resident in such centres and also conducting certain types of activities to demonstrate that they have an adequate level of physical substance and […]

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Four intellectual property (IP) specialists at Bristows have qualified as solicitor-advocates in a move that brings the total number of solicitor advocates at the firm with full rights of audience in civil courts to five The newly qualified advocates are partners Alan Johnson, David Wilkinson and Justin Watts, together with assistant solicitor Alex Batteson. They […]

Eversheds looks for Dutch ally as Boekel link folds…

Eversheds is in the market for a new merger partner in the Netherlands after agreeing to break off its exclusive association with Boekel de Nerée The decision – revealed last week on www.thelawyer. com/lawyernews – comes as litigation partner Alan Jenkins steps into the role of international director, previously held by Victor Semmens, who retires […]

Egg names ITV legal director as new legal chief

Egg plc, the online banking services’ legal department owned by insurance giant Prudential, has finally named a replacement for the post of chief legal director Marcus Ezekiel will take over the role from James Butler, who left last December. He joins from the ITV Network and ITV Digital, where he was director of legal and […]

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