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By Lucy Chambers, Emily Renouf The purpose of this briefing is to highlight the principal requirements and key issues to be considered when considering listing high yield bonds on The International Stock Exchange (TISE or the Exchange) under The International Stock Exchange Authority Limited’s (TISEA or the Authority) listing rules (the Listing Rules). TISE offers: […]

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By James Heinicke, David Nelson, Fabien Debroise In this chapter we have tried to set out some of the key issues that a lender and its counsel need to consider when entering into a typical subscription (or capital call) finance transaction. We have looked at these issues from the perspective of a lender and as […]

Offshore relocations – moving your family to the Channel Islands

The Channel Islands are a beautiful and secure location offering an ideal base for families and businesses. The traditional arguments made for relocating to the Channel Islands used to revolve around unspoiled beaches, sunshine, great restaurants, golf courses and low tax rates. Those arguments still hold true, but more and more the things that are […]

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By Nick Rogers The International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Law, 2018 (ES Law) came into effect in the Cayman Islands on 1 January 2019, requiring in-scope entities that carry on particular activities to have demonstrable economic substance in Cayman. You can find Ogier’s overview of this legislation here. This briefing summarises the main elements of the […]

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