This is an update for our clients on how the authorities in our core jurisdictions are responding to Covid-19 and the implications of this in relation to the transaction of business. The purpose of this report is to help our clients better understand what “business as usual” in our jurisdictions* actually means. By clicking on […]
Bermuda’s regulatory regime for trust business has recently been enhanced. A framework for the supervision of relevant private trust companies has been introduced and this month new filing requirements for PTCs will take effect.
The Royal Court’s pragmatic approach to assisting insolvency office-holders in exercising their duties has enabled Guernsey’s corporate regime to adapt with market trends in other leading jurisdictions, notwithstanding that the corporate insolvency legislation itself has remained unchanged for some years. The Ordinance will introduce an array of new measures, making Guernsey an even more attractive […]
By Richard Field “Is this the real life, is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality” Freddie Mercury seems to have summed up the current global situation nicely. It also sprung to mind whilst out for a (rare) morning run this week. Traffic was non-existent, and the only other person around […]
Appleby acted for the Appellant in the matter of Jeremy William Hodgson v The Registrar General before the Assessment Review Committee (ARC). BACKGROUND By letter dated 8 November 2018, the Economic Development Board Mauritius approved an Application by Mr Hodgson, a South African national, to acquire property in Mauritius for residence under the Integrated Resort […]
Artificial intelligence, cloud computing, software as a service (SaaS), machine learning. Just a few of the most commonly heard terms associated with the raft of new technologies now disrupting the legal industry. But, no matter your enthusiasm or ambition, successfully implementing new technology and ensuring its adoption can be a huge challenge. Many projects end […]
By Mark J. Forte At this time of great uncertainty, we hope it is useful to offer you an update on the operation of the BVI litigation market. The BVI Commercial Court has introduced proactive measures to ensure minimal interruption to its operations, whilst ensuring public health is not jeopardized. BVI has therefore moved to […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented pressures on cashflow for the business community and global stock markets have suffered significant falls over the last few days. Against this backdrop pension schemes (whether defined benefit or defined contribution) face their own challenges.
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Reed Smith has slowed partner cash distributions in a bid to counteract the potential economic impact on its business amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Management at the firm has introduced new contingency measures that will reduce monthly draws by 40 per cent for equity partners and 15 per cent for fixed share partners, The Lawyer understands. The […]
Over 200 junior barristers have signed a letter to the Bar Council and its vice-chair Amanda Pinto QC, asking it to respond to the self-employed income support scheme announced by the UK Government last week. The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced on Thursday that self-employed people will be supported with 80 per cent of their […]
Pinsent Masons has announced a promotions round of 17 this year, making up two individuals from outside of its traditional legal services group for the first time. Head of the firm’s client solutions group, David Halliwell, has been named as a partner, as well as Hayley Boxall in Pinsents’ forensic and accounting services group. It […]
Macfarlanes and Weil Gotshal & Manges were the two firms leading on the sale of the iconic Ritz Hotel completed late on Friday evening. The acquisition means an unnamed Qatari investor now owns the Ritz hotel on the same night that the property closed its doors for the first time in more than 100 years […]
Covid-19 has profoundly destabilised economic and social life as we know it. As we enter the second week of a nationwide lockdown, The Lawyer would like to hear from our readership. We would like to know your views on your current working practices and have created a survey which you can access here. We would […]
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has hired a Mayer Brown partner as its new global head of learning and development, making it a standalone role for the first time since its transatlantic combination in 2018. The firm has brought in New York partner Virginia Melvin, who for seventeen years oversaw training for Mayer Brown’s US […]