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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?


DAC Beachcroft goes for New York, New York

And so the firm has launched a representative office in the city that doesn’t sleep, keen to be king of the hill and top of the heap (quite the challenge). The firm said the office would support its international network, which has expanded rapidly across Latin America since the merger between legacy Beachcroft and legacy […]

What’s coming up in 2014: 10 legal employment issues you need to know

By Jayne Flint Every year brings with it a raft of new legislation and legal points for employers to grapple with. As we start yet another year of change to employment law, Shoosmiths looks at the 10 most important developments in the pipeline. Changes to TUPE: the proposed new regulations come into force on 31 […]


Dentons elects Lazar as new European chair

Dentons partners have unanimously elected partner Evan Lazar as chair of the firm’s European board. Lazar replaces fellow legacy Salans partner François Chateau in the role. Chateau is also Dentons’ global vice-chair and will continue in that position. Dentons’ incoming European CEO, Tomasz Dabrowski (31 October 2013), and outgoing European CEO, Dariusz Oleszczuk, were also […]


Exclusive: Herbies mulls sending Aussie disputes work to Belfast

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has launched a pilot scheme to explore how its Belfast office could support the firm’s Australian disputes practice.   The plan has been on the cards since 2012, when the firm started to investigate the extent to which the firm’s offering in Belfast might be able to support Australia (19 November 2012).  […]

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