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Bermuda amends national pension scheme – update #4

The amendments to section 24 of the National Pension Scheme (Occupational Pensions) Act 1998 (“the NPS Act”) that expand the ability of members and former members of defined contribution pension plans and local retirement products to obtain limited refunds from their pension balances, will become operative on 1 June 2020.

Guidance for directors of Jersey, Guernsey and BVI companies in extraordinary economic circumstances

We are living in challenging times, arguably far more challenging than in 2008 given the supply and the demand side issues all businesses are facing, and the concerns as to our personal well-being and that of those around us. Against such a backdrop, informed decision-making by directors is all the more complicated, and so too any assessment of the risks that directors face in trying to steer a company through what are often unchartered waters.


A&O boosts Singapore with Venture Law bolt-on

Allen & Overy (A&O) has expanded its Singapore offering by merging with local firm and former White & Case ally Venture Law. Allen & Overy (A&O) has expanded its Singapore offering by merging with local firm and former White & Case ally Venture Law. Venture Law’s two partners Lock Yin Mei and Kenny Kwan have […]


A question of costs

In the offshore world a small litigation can have far reaching implications, as a decision made in the Jersey Court of Appeal last week shows. In London there is the costs shifting rule where the losing party will pay the legal costs for both sides. In Jersey, however, the security for costs rule exists. This […]

Focus: The Lawyer Awards – The chosen few

The Lawyer Awards is on the horizon and fast approaching. Here are some of the ones to watch The Lawyer Awards 2009 is the premier event in the legal calendar. Every year The Lawyer team sifts through the hundreds of entries from firms across all corners of the market, interviewing lawyers and their clients about […]

Freshfields secures South African media merger role

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been instructed by South African company MTN Group to advise on its merger with mobile ­operator Bharti Airtel. Freshfields partner Bruce Embley advised MTN on the deal, which could see the company acquire a 36 per cent interest in Bharti, with Bharti acquiring a 49 per cent shareholding in MTN. Bharti […]

Mayer Brown finalises board restructure

Mayer Brown has completed the restructure of its management team after electing the final five partners to its 12-member partnership board. Last month reported that the firm was conducting a second round of elections for positions on the board after a first wave failed to see a clear consensus. At that point seven of […]

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