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All change in the Cayman Islands

The changes proposed in the Cayman Islands’ Companies (amendment) Bill 2021 are likely to have significant consequences for practitioners in the UK. Chai Ridgers, Head of Restructuring, and Nick Hoffman, Cayman Islands Managing Partner, discuss in this blog post for The Legal Diary.

Unlocking access to town centre property

Across the UK, local people are creating businesses that could revitalise town centres – repair and sharing spaces, community bakeries, climate action hubs, genuinely affordable housing – services that develop critical social, economic and climate resilient infrastructure.

2022: The outlook from offshore

After a game-changing 2020 and busy year in 2021, Ogier partner in Asia, Nathan Powell, is optimistic about the outlook for 2022. As global head of Corporate law at Ogier, Hong Kong-based Nathan told Asian Legal Business that 2021 has been a busy year overall, especially with mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity.

Central Bank of Ireland calls for fund ManCos to enhance their AML frameworks

On 9 November 2021, the Central Bank of Ireland published its Anti-Money Laundering Bulletin – Issue 7 which identifies a number of areas where funds and fund management companies must introduce enhancements to ensure compliance with the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010, as amended.


Herbert Smith

As senior partner vote closes at noon, Herbert Smith Freehills awaits a new leader

Herbert Smith Freehills’ (HSF) partners will choose between London-based corporate partner James Palmer and Sydney-based deputy senior partner Mark Crean for the role of senior partner by noon today. Although four men were initially in the race to replace senior partner Jonathan Scott after he announced his early resignation (3 November 2014), sources have told […]


Bond Dickinson client Sainsbury’s loses High Court fight over Tesco prices

Bond Dickinson client Sainsbury’s has lost a High Court appeal over Tesco’s Price Promise campaign after failing to successfully argue that the two food giants’ products could not be fairly compared.  Sainsbury’s turned to Bond Dickinson partner Gavin Matthews to challenge last year’s decision by the Advertising Standards Agency’s (ASA) independent reviewer Sir Hayden Philips, […]

Hong Kong

Simmons adds Edwards Wildman partner in Hong Kong

Simmons & Simmons has picked up Edwards Wildman Palmer insurance partner Martin Lister in Hong Kong. Lister had been at Edwards Wildman for nine years and specialises in international insurance, regulatory and corporate matters in Asia. His departure comes ahead of Edwards Wildman’s anticipated tie-up with Locke Lord in a $675m merger deal confirmed by […]

Gunther Meyer set to lead Eversheds’ intellectual property practice in Belgium

Eversheds has strengthened its international intellectual property (IP) and life sciences offering with the hire of partner Gunther Meyer, who has joined the firm to lead its IP practice in Belgium. He joins from Benelux law firm Stibbe. A specialist in IP rights including patents, trademarks, copyrights, know-how protection and pharmaceutical law, Meyer’s expertise lies in […]

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