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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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The blame game

Light-touch regulation has been blamed for the credit crisis – but it’s still the best system there is, argues Duncan Black People ask if the regulators were asleep ;when ;subprime ­mortgages were created. The answer is that they were not asleep but their attention was elsewhere, doing things such as looking for insider dealers and […]

Buyers beware

With the distribution of bank debt set to become more problematic in the wake of Lehman Brothers’ collapse, Diane Roberts asks what regulators can do to shore up the sub-participation market Following the Lehman bankruptcies and administrations and amid the ongoing ­financial crisis, it is likely that the ­distribution of bank debt will become more […]

Thacher Proffitt VC takes team to Greenberg

Embattled US firm Thacher Proffitt & Wood has lost its vice chairman along with an entire office to Greenberg Traurig. The Miami-headquartered firm has hired two former Thacher Proffitt real estate finance partners – Tom Leslie and Tom Infurna – as well as six other lawyers. Leslie was formerly the managing partner of Thacher Proffitt’s […]

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Thelen Reid prepares dissolution vote

Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner held a crisis meeting today (28 October) to discuss the dissolution of the firm. The US firm’s 13-member partnership counsel called the meeting to discuss dissolution with the full partnership. A Thelen spokesman confirmed: “The meeting has been called by the firm partnership counsel to recommend a vote for […]

Heller City corporate partners to join Orrick

The core of Heller Ehrman’s London corporate team is poised to join Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe before the end of the week. Corporate partners Richard Eaton, Chris Grew and Struan Penwarden will join Orrick’s London office with three assistants. “It’s almost a done deal,” said an Orrick source, “I don’t foresee any problems now.” With […]

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