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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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3i

Venture capitalist 3i is known to be the type of company that gives businesses a leg up in expanding their operations. But 3i itself is acquisitive by nature. At the beginning of this year, the company purchased German-based Technologieholding GmbH for £102.6m in a bid to expand its already comprehensive coverage of the European market […]

College of Law is managing change

In response to a report in The Lawyer (21 February), I would like to say that a £2.5m programme is under way to improve the College of Law’s Store Street branch. A total of £1.5m was spent in the summer of 1999 and a further £1m will be spent in refurbishing it this summer. One […]

ROOKS RIDER TAKES HAMLINS PARTNER

Tresman, who has come from West End firm Hamlins, has been given the job of boosting the firm’s family law team after it lost partner Erica Shelton and three assistants to Charles Russell last September Tresman brings 20 years experience in private practice and seven years as a Deputy District Judge on the London County […]

Flotations

McGrigor Donald in London represented Just2clicks.com on its AIM flotation. The initial offer of 34.6 million shares at 150p, which was more than two times oversubscribed, values the company at £130m. The float will also raise £50m for further business development. McGrigor Donald senior corporate solicitor Christopher Phillips, corporate partner Ian Binnie and head of […]

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