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Channel Islands Funds Quarterly Update: Q2 2021

1. Pan-Channel Islands developments 1.1 Economic substance regime now extended to partnerships 1.2 The International Stock Exchange reports a record number of Q1 listings 2. Jersey developments 2.1 Self-managed funds must satisfy the economic substance test – Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Law 2021 2.2 Changes made to Funds Business fee rates 2.3 Disclosure requirements for sustainable investment aim to combat greenwashing 2.4 Duty of supervisory body to use a risk-based approach 2.5 Investment in lawful cannabis industry is now permitted 2.6 First quarter fund statistics 3. Guernsey developments 3.1 Revisions to Private Investment Fund rules 3.2 Three new consultation papers on the Revision of Laws Project 3.3 De-regulation of Non-Guernsey Scheme regime 3.4 First quarter investment statistics 3.5 Finance sector code of corporate governance

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The Open Championship tees up new AI fan engagement

With Hawk-Eye in tennis, Hot Spot in cricket and pass completion percentages in football, 18 months into a global pandemic, it was inevitable that sports have continued to invest in artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance live experiences for its fans.

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12 checkpoints for a successful DMS implementation

Switching a document management system (DMS) can feel a lot like taking on Mt Everest. And while the change process is not for the faint of heart, the dividends it pays can place you—and your firm—on top of the world.

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The world’s largest biotechnology company Amgen has appointed David Scott as its new senior vice-president, general counsel and secretary. In his new role, Scott will oversee the development of Amgen’s legal strategy in order to protect the company’s intellectual property and to maximise its opportunities to market products and serve patients.Scott’s legal career spans more […]

NGJ raids Travers for commercial property

The real estate group at Nicholson Graham & Jones (NGJ) has made a rare swoop on Travers Smith Braithwaite with the hire of commercial property partner Neil Rainey. A partner at Travers since 1990, he specialises in major property development work, investment acquisitions and sales, property finance, landlord and tenant and owner/occupier work. He advised […]

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is taking further steps to raise its profile in London’s closely-knit restructuring market by taking on the former chairman of Eversheds’ corporate recovery and insolvency group. Jeff Drew has joined the firm’s London office as a partner after leaving his former firm late last year. He becomes the second […]

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