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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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Understanding indemnities

Indemnities feature in many commercial contracts, but there are a number of common misconceptions about their nature, which can lead to surprising outcomes if claims under them are made or challenged. This briefing answers frequently asked questions, clears up some misunderstandings and considers how the English courts have interpreted indemnities over the years. It also […]

Allen & Overy seminar focuses on bank recapitalisation and European state aid

A recent seminar jointly held by Allen & Overy and the Journal of Regulation focused on bank recapitalisation and state aid. It examined the extent to which, five years since the start of the financial crisis, European state-aid law has helped or hindered the continent’s financial system return to stability. The seminar, which featured guest […]

Kristy Calvert

Calvert, Kristy

Calvert has more than 14 years of employment history with extensive corporate and commercial law experience in the Asia Pacific and in particular in China. She was previously legal director for Rio Tinto China/Asia for four years. Prior to that, she was a senior private practice lawyer at international firms Weil, Gotshal & Manges and […]

Allen & Overy posts revenue of £1.19bn, PEP frozen at £1.1m

Revenues at Allen & Overy (A&O) have risen by just 0.8 per cent at the 2012/13 year-end from £1.18bn to £1.19bn. It is the first magic circle firm to post revenues for the year, with Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer preparing to release their annual turnover tomorrow (5 July). At A&O average profit per equity […]

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