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Cayman Islands private funds law – change to definition of ‘private fund’

The Private Funds (Amendment) Law, 2020 came into effect on 7 July 2020 and serves to clarify the types of investment vehicles which will be required to register with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) by a deadline of 7 August 2020 pursuant to the Private Funds Law.The Private Funds (Amendment) Law, 2020 came into effect on 7 July 2020 and serves to clarify the types of investment vehicles which will be required to register with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) by a deadline of 7 August 2020 pursuant to the Private Funds Law.

Cayman privatizations back in vogue

By David Lamb David Lamb explains how short-form mergers are an attractive route for buy-sides to eliminate the tail-end price risk associated with buying out dissentient minority shareholders, which would potentially make the pricing for the privatization unrealistic. This article was originally published on China Business Law Journal. Click below to access the full article.

Channel Islands Funds Quarterly Update: Q2 2020

Contents: 1 Developments in the Channel Islands 1.1 Mandatory Disclosure Rules 2 Jersey developments 2.1 Deadline for submission of JPF annual compliance return extended 2.2 Outsourcing Notifications to be submitted online 2.3 JFSC consultation on changes to fund fee rates 2.4 JFSC Annual Report 2019 published 2.5 Migration of foreign limited partnerships into Jersey 2.6 […]

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Trouble at the top

The Companies Act has placed greater weight on directors’ liability in shareholder claims. Anthony Menzies reports on how the D&O insurance market is set for a boon As in so many things, the leading market for directors’ and officers’ (D&O) insurance protection historically has been the US, where directors of publicly quoted companies can expect […]

Finland’s Castrén bags non-lawyer director

Finnish independent Castrén & Snellman has brought in its first managing director from outside the firm, hiring Jukka Niemi from Scandinavian financial services group Nordea. Niemi is the first non-lawyer to assume a leading role at Castrén. He has been director of Nordea’s Basel II compliance programme since 2004 and before that was managing director […]

US shows arbitration infatuation

Two of England’s barristers found themselves being pushed out of a hot-air balloon last week. Well, sort of. At the American Bar Association bash last Wednesday, Clive Freedman of 3 Verulam Buildings and Steven Gee QC of Stone Chambers were made to jump out of a balloon during the debate on the best dispute resolution […]

DLA Piper reshuffles as Asia chief quits

DLA Piper is transferring its corporate chief to Hong Kong following a row over strategy and the resignations of two senior partners in the region. DLA Piper reshuffles as Asia chief quits” />DLA Piper is transferring its corporate chief to Hong Kong following a disagreements row over strategy and the resignations of its two most […]

Eversheds handed Severn Trent work

Eversheds has won another Tyco-style sole adviser role as environmental services group Severn Trent ditches its informal ties with more than 10 law firms. The deal means Martineau Johnson and Slaughter and May, which, according to Hemscott, have been legal advisers for Severn Trent, are among the firms to lose out. Severn Trent general counsel […]

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