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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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National Organization for Women honours DLA Piper’s Heidi Levine

DLA Piper’s Heidi Levine, co-managing partner of the New York office and co-chair of the New York mass torts practice, has been honoured by the National Organization for Women (NOW-NYC) at its 2014 Women of Power and Influence Awards dinner on 11 June at the Hilton New York. The annual gala honours women who have excelled in […]

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Edwards Wildman loses partner to Orrick as speculation mounts over London office

Orrick is hiring a corporate partner from the London office of Edwards Wildman as speculation mounts about additional exits from the US firm. Orrickhas hired Shawn Atkinson, a private equity and emerging company specialist whose clients include Bessemer Venture Partners, ABRY Partners and Greenspring Associates. Atkinson was also co-chair of the venture capital group, the cross-border […]

Edwards Wildman London partners threaten to walk over pay

Edwards Wildman currently finds itself in an unusual situation. According to sources, the US firm’s London office has done so magnificently well that several of its corporate partners have had enough; they’ve had a great year, and they want the cash to show for it. The problem is, they can’t get it. The US firm […]

Christopher Hotten QC from No5 Chambers prosecutes baby murder

Christopher Hotten QC from No5 Chambers has prosecuted in the case of the murder of a two-month-old baby. Tyler Vallance, 21, Redditch, has pleaded guilty to killing his baby daughter, Isabella Vallance, on 12 December 2012. He also pleaded guilty to a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent. Hotten QC, prosecuting, said: ‘We […]

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The Lawyer Management Guide: Finance

Finance professionals are in the spotlight as The Lawyer Management asks: What’s a decent profit? Earlier this week we highlighted the imminent publication of The Lawyer Management Guide: Delivering Legal Services Differently with a short excerpt on knowledge management. Today it’s the turn of finance professionals to come under the spotlight. In today’s blog, three […]

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