Louise Hadland

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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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A quick look at the new SFC guidelines on disclosure of inside information

Hong Kong’s new statutory price sensitive information/inside information disclosure regime (PSI Disclosure Regime) will take effect on 1 January 2013. As part of the new regime, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has gazetted its “Guidelines on Disclosure of Inside Information” (PSI Disclosure Guidelines) to assist the market to understand and comply with the new […]

Freshfields and Herbert Smith lead on latest foreign utilities takeover

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) have advised on the £164.5m takeover of Sutton & East Surrey Water (SESW) by Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation. The deal is the latest in a string of acquisitions of UK utilities groups by Asian buyers following the purchases of EDF’s UK power grids, Northumbrian Water Group and Wales […]

Christine Tacon appointed first Groceries Code adjudicator

Christine Tacon has been appointed to the newly created role of independent Groceries Code adjudicator — dubbed ‘supermarket ombudsman’. Ms Tacon has a strong commercial background having headed the Co-operative Group’s farming business for 11 years, turning the £60m turnover business from a £6m loss to a £6m profit. Tacon will be responsible for enforcing […]

The implications of the Supreme Court’s review in Gabelli v SEC

In our December 2012 article ‘The Past is Never Dead’ (published in the National Law Journal on 10 December 2012), we addressed the wide-ranging implications of the Supreme Court’s review in Gabelli v SEC, where the SEC seeks to expand the federal statute of limitations in civil penalty cases. Click on the link above to […]

Job Watch: Emerging Markets

The emerging markets are the bright spots in the global economy right now, but is legal recruitment as buoyant in these markets? “The Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) economies, and the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) regions are all busy, with many multinationals and law firms looking to these markets to set up […]

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