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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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Shearman & Sterling hires Freshfields M&A telecoms co-head

Shearman & Sterling has made its fourth M&A partner hire this year in the form of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s telecommunications, media and technology co-head Frank Miller.  Miller joined the magic circle firm in 1999 as a corporate associate from New York’s Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz.  He joined Freshfields’ partnership in 2003, where he has […]

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Taylor Wessing breaks into the Netherlands with local merger

It has been a busy summer in the Benelux legal market with a number of moves to and from firms in Belgium and the Netherlands. Back in 2011 Taylor Wessing managing partner Tim Eyles said the firm wanted to open in the Netherlands. It took the firm until this month to confirm its launch, through […]

Walder Wyss advises IRC on acquisition of majority in Transa

On 1 September 2015 International Retail Corporation SA, Givisiez (IRC) acquired a majority stake in Transa Backpacking AG, Zurich, a Swiss supplier of Outdoor Equipment, from the founders and other shareholders. Globetrotter Holding AG remains second largest shareholder in Transa. IRC is owned by Beat Zaugg, co-shareholder of Scott Corporation SA, Givisiez. Walder Wyss has […]

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Olswang’s Carpanini to join Dorsey & Whitney for PE practice push

Olswang partner Fabrizio Carpanini is set to join US outfit Dorsey & Whitney to launch the firm’s private equity practice in London. Carpanini left Olswang after 15 years at the end of the last financial year and will be on gardening leave until 1 November, when he is set to start his role at Dorsey […]

Gateley advises La Tasca on acquisition by Casual Dining

Gateley plc has advised the Management Team of Spanish restaurant chain, La Tasca, on its sale to Casual Dining Group (CDG), the operator of Bella Italia, Café Rouge and Las Iguanas. Gateley’s Manchester office advised the Management Team of La Tasca Holding Limited, the holding company of the 40-strong chain, on the sale. Led by […]

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