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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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E-disclosure: open questions

E-disclosure is slowly gaining acceptance, but how big a difference will civil litigation reforms make? Q: The SFO has chosen to use its own team of junior barristers for the e-disclosure exercise in the Tchenguiz case, arguing the issues are too complex for an LPO provider. Do you think LPOs will ever be able to grapple […]

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In Payam Tamiz v Google Inc, a case that considered an internet service provider’s (ISP’s) liability for potentially defamatory comments posted on a blog, the Court of Appeal has delivered a judgment that gives rise to real concerns for blogging platform providers. The defendant, Google Inc (based in the US), operated a blogging platform. In […]

Wayne Nash joins Shoosmiths’ Manchester real-estate litigation team

Shoosmiths has hired a new partner to head its Manchester property litigation team. Wayne Nash advises private and public sector clients on real-estate litigation matters, including enforcement action against defaulting tenants, retail administrations, strategic portfolio management and dilapidations claims. He also has experience in real estate, corporate restructuring and debt. Nash joins from Pannone, where […]

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