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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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LG competition chief Choueka heads to Bristows

Lawrence Graham (LG) has lost its competition and regulation chief Rosemary Choueka to Bristows months before the firm is due to merge with Wragge & Co. The exit of Choueka, who joined LG from Linklaters in 2004 and has been head of the department since 2009, comes months before the firm merges to become Wragge […]

Virgin Atlantic fails in bid to overturn High Court ruling secured by Wragge & Co

A bid by Virgin Atlantic Airways to overturn a High Court ruling secured by Wragge & Co, on behalf of Zodiac Seats UK, has failed at the Court of Appeal. According to Gordon Harris, head of intellectual property at Wragge & Co, it signals ‘another nail in the coffin’ for the six-year litigation brought against Zodiac, an […]

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Asia moves: 6 Jan 2014

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region. Australia Gilbert + Tobin has appointed Justin Little as a partner in its energy and resources practice in Perth. Prior to joining G + T, he was a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, where he led the mining […]

Eversheds sponsors new OHADA law diploma at Paris universities

Eversheds, the Henri Capitant Association, the Foundation for Continental Law, Lextenso, the Loret group, the UNIDA, OHADA.com and the High Council of French Notaries have recently announced plans to sponsor a new OHADA law diploma at the universities of Panthéon-Assas and Paris 13. The initiative is intended to educate law students and professionals in OHADA […]

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Revealed: the top cases of 2014

The High Court will host some of the largest-value cases it has ever seen in 2014 – but only the biggest disputes will fight all the way. Today The Lawyer reveals its annual pick of the leading civil court cases of the forthcoming year, with 14 of the disputes valued above £100m and two above […]

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