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The aviation industry has been one of the worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. If airlines and associated businesses are to survive, it is essential that people start flying again. How to do that safely without promoting the spread of the virus is the sixty-four billion dollar question.

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By Ben Hobden and Norman Hau This article considers the approach taken by the Cayman Court when faced with an application by a company to appoint ‘soft touch’ provisional liquidators and obtain the benefit of the statutory moratorium when proceedings are extant in another jurisdiction, and a recent decision of the Hong Kong Court providing […]

BVI passes legislation codifying the “Black Swan” jurisdiction

On 7 January 2021, the BVI enacted an important amendment to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act which provides that the BVI court now has jurisdiction to grant free-standing interim relief in aid of existing or anticipated foreign proceedings.

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The Cayman Islands are an attractive choice for ship owners seeking financing for their vessels and for financiers looking for security in relation to their investment due to the well-established, highly experienced and client-focused shipping registry as well as a legal and political system which creates a strong, stable and creditor friendly jurisdiction. In the […]

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Loading NIS directive 2.0 for higher cybersecurity protection

Given that the landscape of threats has significantly expanded, it comes as no surprise that the European Commission has proposed a revised version of the Directive concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union.


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In-house interview: Bjarne Tellmann, Pearson

Bjarne Tellmann has rebooted publisher Pearson’s in-house legal team, redesigned the entire legal function and reduced the legal team’s budget, and he shows no sign of slowing down yet… When Bjarne Tellmann joined publishing giant Pearson from Coca-Cola in 2014, he found a legal department that was vulnerable to external risks because no single person […]


King & Wood Mallesons corporate partner leaves for Paul Hastings

Paul Hastings has hired King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) corporate partner Duncan Woollard to lead the firm’s private funds practice in London. Woollard is the third lateral hire for the firm in the last two months, following the appointment of Ashurst leveraged finance partner Luke McDougall last month (13 April 2015) and DLA Piper legal […]


The Lawyer GC Strategy Summit: GCs need to realise their power

Term ‘lawyer’ no longer describes the GC role in business, says top CEO It’s a generally accepted fact that in-house lawyers now have more control and power than ever before – over their choice of external advisers, the amount they pay for advice and the influence they have on their own businesses. But, as delegates […]

Shoosmiths advises shareholders on the sale of BM TRADA Group

Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of BM TRADA Group on the sale of the company and its subsidiaries to London Stock Exchange listed company Exova Group Plc for approximately £22m. Shoosmiths’ corporate partner Adam Dowdney led a team of corporate specialists, comprising solicitors Kiran Virk and Tom Potts. Additional specialist legal advice was also given […]

Turkish terminal financing smoothed by Baker & McKenzie

Baker & McKenzie has advised Akbank on project financing for the Petlim Terminal. Turkey’s largest foreign investor, received a $212m project finance loan with a 13-year maturity and a three-year-grace period from leading Turkish bank, Akbank, to finance the development of the Petlim container terminal.

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