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Update on Bermuda private trust companies

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 […]

The basics: How to wind up a corporate debtor

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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Speechly Bircham (Nick Janmohamed, Andrew Collins, Trevor Bettany) advised Applied Psychology Research on its £2.6m acquisition of the assets of Smartlogik Group. Smartlogik advised in-house (Rachel Bastin) and by Theodore Goddard. Baker & McKenzie (James Richards, Phil Suse) advised Management Consulting Group on its £37.7m acquisition of Parson Group. Parson Group advised by Katten Muchin […]

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In a world where parner loyalty is fading fast, SJ Berwin senior partner David Harrel is a rarity indeed. Kathryn Hobbs meets the ‘face’ of the firm SJ Berwin senior partner David Harrel’s reputation precedes him. According to any number of sources, the chain-smoking long-term head honcho is a force to be reckoned with. A […]

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