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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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Dorsey gives technology a boost with Virginia office

Minneapolis firm Dorsey & Whitney is opening an office in North Virginia, near Washington DC, to service the growing high-technology community there. The firm follows the likes of Latham & Watkins, Brobeck Phleger & Harrison and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati into the market. Dorsey & Whitney is focusing increasingly on technology clients, and will […]

Perkins Coie expands in China with Beijing office

Seattle firm Perkins Coie is ramping up its China capability by adding a Beijing office. The technology law firm, which already has an office in Hong Kong, has been granted a licence a year after its application. Last year Perkins Coie took on a team of corporate partners from Baker & McKenzie in Beijing, including […]

Osborne Clarke leads the way in 2001’s first technology IPO

Osborne Clarke has pulled off its first technology initial public offering (IPO) on the main London stock market this year, in what is believed to be the first new listing by an IT company of 2001. The firm, led by corporate partners Bruce Roxburgh and Tim Birt, advised long-term client Marlborough Sterling on its £76m […]

Beachcroft IP head goes to Field Fisher

Beachcroft Wansbroughs has lost its head of intellectual property (IP) and an assistant to Field Fisher Waterhouse. Jonathan Radcliffe was headhunted to lead Field Fisher’s patents practice and moves with his assistant Annabel Dumbell. Beachcrofts partner Alan Wood says the role of IP head is currently being shared, while a decision is being made on […]

Challenger international

Challenger International appointed Herbert Smith’s James Barnes for its first UK property acquisition on a recommendation from its main legal adviser, Australian firm Mallesons Stephen Jacques. Mallesons’ London office head Tim Blue acts for Challenger in the UK, but the firm does not have a property capability in London. Blue recently advised Challenger on its […]

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