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Safe travels: can Bermuda’s testing approach offer lessons?

The aviation industry has been one of the worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. If airlines and associated businesses are to survive, it is essential that people start flying again. How to do that safely without promoting the spread of the virus is the sixty-four billion dollar question.

Provisional liquidators, the automatic stay, and the Hong Kong Court

By Ben Hobden and Norman Hau This article considers the approach taken by the Cayman Court when faced with an application by a company to appoint ‘soft touch’ provisional liquidators and obtain the benefit of the statutory moratorium when proceedings are extant in another jurisdiction, and a recent decision of the Hong Kong Court providing […]

BVI passes legislation codifying the “Black Swan” jurisdiction

On 7 January 2021, the BVI enacted an important amendment to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act which provides that the BVI court now has jurisdiction to grant free-standing interim relief in aid of existing or anticipated foreign proceedings.

10 Things You Need To Know About Taking Security Over a Cayman Islands Flagged Vessel

The Cayman Islands are an attractive choice for ship owners seeking financing for their vessels and for financiers looking for security in relation to their investment due to the well-established, highly experienced and client-focused shipping registry as well as a legal and political system which creates a strong, stable and creditor friendly jurisdiction. In the […]

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Loading NIS directive 2.0 for higher cybersecurity protection

Given that the landscape of threats has significantly expanded, it comes as no surprise that the European Commission has proposed a revised version of the Directive concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union.


Freshfields overhauls German legal structure ahead of Brexit transition

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has changed its legal structures in several European Union jurisdictions as the magic circle firm readies for Brexit. Freshfields is the first of the magic circle to have completed the conversion into a German equivalent of the UK LLP structure – known as Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mit beschränkter Berufshaftung (PartG mbB), a legal form […]

Webinar: Pricing vs Value

This free to watch webinar was part of the Marketing Leadership virtual conference that took place on 11th – 12th November 2020. Complete the form below to access the 40-minute recording of this discussion.   With pricing underpinning a key revenue generator for firms, fee negotiation is pivotal in winning and retaining key clients in today’s competitive market. Who is and should be leading on this front and how do you charge for value instead of your time? In this session, the panel addresses the issue of trust with clients when it comes to transparency of pricing and delivering legal services in the most cost-effective way, where the role of pricing should fall and how firms can encourage the right behaviours from their lawyers, with shared insights from Clifford Chance’s ‘balanced contribution’ pilot. Fill in the below form to hear the thoughts of Reed Smith’s assistant director for EMEA client value Adam Al-Shaybany, Clifford Chance’s director- global head of client & market development – global financial markets Laura Nicholls, Herbert Smith Freehills’ legal operations manager- disputes David Dunn and Hogan Lovells’ global head of business development & strategy Adam Soames.

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Taylor Wessing senior partner holds post after re-election

The senior partner of Taylor Wessing has secured a second term, continuing on his leadership alongside the firm’s managing partner Shane Gleghorn. Private equity partner Dominic FitzPatrick will stay in his post after a three-year term that started in 2017. Back then, he had replaced real estate partner Adam Marks in the role, who had also […]

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The Lawyer Shopping Channel “As an expat unlikely to be able to travel home to England as planned this Christmas I am ordering gifts from small businesses online,” writes Sharon Murray all the way from Blake Cassels & Graydon in Vancouver. “The Lakes Distillery near Bassenthwaite Lake in Cumbria offers an attractive range of gifts […]

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