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Moving to the Cayman Islands

Boasting an enviable lifestyle, modern infrastructure and a highly sophisticated financial services industry and all within a short flight of Miami and other US cities, the Cayman Islands check all the boxes for individuals seeking to relocate to a tax-neutral jurisdiction. As a result, the Cayman Islands have evolved into an increasingly popular place of residence for internationally mobile “remote-workers” and high-net-worth individuals from around the world.

FCA consults on new consumer duty in retail financial markets

Following the April 2019 publication of its feedback statement on a duty of care and potential alternative approaches, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting until 31 July 2021 on a new Consumer Duty that would set clearer and higher expectations for firms’ standards of care towards consumers.

Tech companies: three things you should know from the 2021-22 Quebec budget

The Québec Budget 2021–2022 includes measures encouraging investment to accelerate technology adoption and strengthens several tax measures aimed at the technology sector. The three key tax measures that tech businesses and entrepreneurs should know about are discussed below.

Workplace testing and vaccinations: What employers need to know

Workplace testing has proven to be a crucial piece in the UK government’s jigsaw to get British business back on its feet. But how can businesses implement a workplace testing programme and will the vaccine roll out make a difference?

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Lord Neuberger: access to justice is “crucial” to uphold Magna Carta rule of law

President of the Supreme Court Lord Neuberger closed the Global Law Summit (GLS) yesterday (25 February) by concluding that “genuine access to justice is crucial” if a society is to “maintain adherence to the rule of law”. Concluding the three-day conference, Neuberger reflected on the principles of Magna Carta, which he named as “prosperity, peace […]

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Belgian food giant Delhaize promotes Europe and Asia GC Dechamps to top job

Belgian food retailer Delhaize has promoted deputy general counsel Philippe Dechamps to the role of global general counsel and corporate secretary, following the departure of Maura Abeln Smith last year. Dechamps was previously general counsel for Europe and Asia at Delhaize. He joined the company in 2008 from Abbott Laboratories, where he was director of […]

New UK NED regulations could help prevent next financial crisis, says Eversheds

Aleen Gulvanessian, partner and corporate governance specialist at Eversheds, has commented on the proposals for a new stringent city code affecting certain non-execs. Gulvanessian said: “The new regime is likely to make non-executive director (NED) candidates think long and hard about taking these key roles on the board or its committees. When we carried out our research […]

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DWF tears up UK-only strategy with Dubai office launch

DWF is launching in Dubai, the firm’s first office outside of the UK and Ireland. The office, which will initially house four lawyers, will be led by DWF non-marine insurance partner Chris Ryan. The firm has also recruited construction partner Steven Hunt, formerly of Al Tamimi & Co, from Holland & Knight. The lawyers in […]

Global Law Summit day 3: From human rights to shareholder activism

There were an eclectic bunch of hot topics on the agenda on the closing day of the Global Law Summit, ranging from human rights to bribery and shareholder activism.  The ensuing debates did not disappoint, touching on some of the legal market’s most pressing issues. A panel on business and human rights was chaired by […]

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