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Cayman Islands private funds law – expanded scope

The Cayman Islands Government has approved an important amendment to the Private Funds Law 2020 (PF Law) that will increase the number and categories of closed-ended Cayman investment vehicles required to register with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA).

Employees and the use of mobile phones at work

In a Verizon Mobile Security Index 2020 Executive Summary, almost 40% of the organisations surveyed in 2020 said they had experienced a mobile-related compromise and the percentage of companies reporting a compromise has grown by 41% since 2018.

Family office feature: In conversation with Heather Maizels

Jersey Finance UK Director, Robert Moore, spoke to UK-based Senior Advisor at Charles Russell Speechlys, Heather Maizels, to gain insights into their family office clients and what they look for from a jurisdiction.



France’s Darrois makes rare lateral hire of A&O corporate partner

French firm Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier has made its first lateral hire for two years, picking up Allen & Overy (A&O) corporate partner Marcus Billam along with a counsel from the magic circle firm. Billam began his career at Darrois Villey as an associate, before being made partner. He left the firm for Clifford Chance […]

Eversheds advises Coalfield Resources on £150m reverse takeover and fundraising

Eversheds has advised Coalfield Resources Plc on its acquisition of 75.1 per cent of the shares in Harworth Estates Property Group Ltd that it does not already own from the Board of the Pension Protection Fund. Law firm Harworth Estates is one of the largest property and regeneration businesses across the East Midlands, Yorkshire and the […]


Pinsents makes good on Australia promise through five-partner launch

Pinsent Masons has announced that it plans to launch offices in Sydney and Melbourne later this year, with the team led by three former partners from Australian firm Maddocks. The venture will be led by Maddocks’ former CEO David Rennick, who was recruited to carry out a strategic review of Pinsents’ Australian options over a […]


European moves: 5 March 2015

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux Latham & Watkins has elected counsel Héctor Armengod to its partnership as part of nine promotions (3 March 2015). The promotions also include Michel Houdayer in Paris and Javier López Antón in Madrid. Armengod specialises in antitrust law, while Houdayer […]

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