African mining looks offshore

The African mining industry is an attractive destination for many global mining companies, but structuring deals on the continent is not always straightforward for foreign investors in the sector. That backdrop means many companies and investors turn to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) for investment expertise and support.

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Moving to the Cayman Islands

Boasting an enviable lifestyle, modern infrastructure and a highly sophisticated financial services industry and all within a short flight of Miami and other US cities, the Cayman Islands check all the boxes for individuals seeking to relocate to a tax-neutral jurisdiction. As a result, the Cayman Islands have evolved into an increasingly popular place of residence for internationally mobile “remote-workers” and high-net-worth individuals from around the world.

Offshore SPACs explained and the benefits

The resurgence of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) as an alternative to traditional IPOs was one of the major talking points of 2020. SPACs have become attractive propositions for investors, venture capital firms and private equity funds looking to efficiently deploy capital quickly and enhance their portfolios in an era of low interest rates and market volatility.

Norway Practice Bulletin 2021

The 12 months since our last issue have been very different, to say the least, and something of a roller-coaster with second and third waves of Covid-19.

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Poland: UOKiK to examine TV broadcasters’ practices

On 5 May 2021 the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) announced the launch of two anti-monopoly proceedings against: – Polsat Television; and – four Discovery Group entities (ie, Discovery Communications Europe, Discovery Communications Benelux, Discovery Polska and Eurosport).

Principles applicable to an ‘insolvent’ trust in Jersey

It is important that trustees understand their obligations if their trust structure comes under financial stress. Helpfully, the Jersey courts have provided guidance on the principles applicable to ‘insolvent’ trusts, which is likely to be highly persuasive in other jurisdictions.

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