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By Rachael Pape, Robert J.D. Briant, Anton Goldstein One of the key roles of BVI vehicles in international finance transactions is the provision of security (either BVI entities granting security over their own assets or security being granted over the shares of a BVI company). The process for granting and registering security in the BVI […]

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By Rachael Pape, Robert J.D. Briant, Anton Goldstein One of the key roles of BVI vehicles in international finance transactions is the provision of security (either BVI entities granting security over their own assets or security being granted over the shares of a BVI company). The process for granting and registering security in the BVI […]

The Aviation law review, Edition 8 – British Virgin Islands

By Audrey M. Robertson As the British Virgin Islands is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom, registration of aircraft in the British Virgin Islands is governed by a UK statute, the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013. Air Safety Support International, a wholly owned subsidiary company of the UK Civil Aviation Authority, acts as the […]

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By Neil Henderson, Jason Piney, Robert N. Alexander IPOs of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) have boomed in 2020 and Bermuda is ideally placed to provide an offshore domicile for these acquisition vehicles. For decades Bermuda has been the preferred jurisdiction for many offshore companies listed on the NYSE, NASDAQ, Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Toronto Stock […]

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By Nick McEwen The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis has brought with it the inevitable consequence of high levels of redundancies as organisation after organisation struggles to survive in the current economic climate. When a business finds itself in the unenviable position of having to make some of their employees redundant, HR professionals […]

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Metadata is data that summarizes other data. Every file saved on a computer includes some basic information about the file, enabling the computer’s operating system to be able to deal with it. The application in use (e.g., Microsoft Word) creates this behind-the-scenes information describing the information contained on a webpage, email, document, or electronic file. […]

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By Ludger Giesberts and John Shi In recent years, Chinese companies have been investing and acquiring in Germany. It is important for Chinese investors to understand and comply with German laws and regulations, including those related to product safety. When placing consumer products on the German market, various product safety standards have to be met. The applicable rules […]

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While copyright and database rights are the IP rights most associated with the protection of software and digital content, design rights can offer real benefits to the digital sector if used and invoked appropriately. This is particularly so since the registered design right is relatively cheap and quick to obtain.  The Apple/Samsung litigation has highlighted […]

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