A new momentum for ESG in Asia

Sustainable investment has actually been around for a long time, particularly in the guise of socially responsible investing. However, there has been a crescendo of various factors coming together to bring sustainable investment to the fore, making it the hot topic it is today.

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Economic substance: clarification of COVID-19 concession in Jersey

Since the Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 2019 (the Law) came into force on 1 January 2019, Jersey tax resident companies carrying out certain ‘relevant activities’ have had to comply with the substance requirements set out within the Law.

Channel Islands funds quarterly update: Q4 2020

Contents: 1 Pan-Channel Island developments 1.1 Economic Substance updates: Self-Managed Funds and Fund Vehicles 1.2 Brexit: updated position following the UK leaving the EU 2 Jersey developments 2.1 Guidance on COVID-19 Economic substance concession 2.2 Financial Services (Disclosure and Provision of Information) (Jersey) Regulations 2020 2.3 Minor amendment to the JFSC’s Outsourcing Policy and Guidance […]

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Tender for nine onshore petroleum concessions in Angola

The National Agency for Petroleum Gas and Biofuel (ANPG) announced on 31 December 2020 the tender for the concession of 9 onshore blocks in Angola. The tender comprises Blocks CON1, CON5 and CON6, of the Lower Congo Basin and Blocks KON5, KON6, KON8, KON9, KON17 and KON20, of the Kwanza Basin…

Canadian patent law: 2020 year in review

There were various developments in Canadian patent law in 2020. This article summarizes a number of notable court decisions on patent law and practice in Canada.

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Clydes’ senior partner steps down after a year

Clyde & Co is set for further management changes as its senior partner Peter Hirst prepares to leave the firm after just over a year in the role. Hirst was appointed to the top job last year, with his term starting in November 2019. The position had opened up after his predecessor Simon Konsta stepped […]

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Locke Lord and Vinson & Elkins shut down Hong Kong offices

US firms Locke Lord and Vinson & Elkins have become the latest international firms to close their base in Hong Kong following a difficult year. Locke Lord’s decision to close its Hong Kong office comes a year after its Hong Kong managing partner Wing Cheung left for Holman Fenwick Willan in November 2019. In the […]

Judgments of note: Prudential and Merricks

Prudential Assurance Company Ltd and Rothesay Life Plc, Re [2020] EWCA Civ 1626 (02 December 2020) The Court of Appeal handed down a judgment in Prudential Assurance Company Limited and Rothesay Life Plc which provides guidance on the approach courts should adopt when considering applications to sanction transfers of long-term insurance business under Part VII […]

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Loving Legal Life: New year, same difference

2020 was a challenging year, an extraordinary year.  A year replete with unimaginable change,  the impacts of which will be felt for decades to come.  As the new year begins, we turn to our future and shape a new beginning, a fresh start. What will we give up for 2021? What will we put behind […]

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Scottish Water set to review panel firms by April

Scottish Water is seeking to update its legal panel, six years after putting together its last roster of law firms. The publically-owned water and waste water company had reappointed DLA Piper and CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang in 2015, alongside BLM. Scottish firm Anderson Strathern won a spot on the panel for the first time, […]

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