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Cryptocurrencies: 2020 and beyond

As the global leader in alternative investment funds and one of the most innovative financial centres in the world, it is unsurprising that the Cayman Islands has quickly become a popular destination for cryptocurrency vehicles and initial coin offerings (ICOs).

Remote court hearings in the Cayman Islands: from moot to mute

Remote Court hearings by video-link have now become common in the Cayman Islands, especially during Covid-19 lockdown. Alex Potts QC and Róisín Liddy-Murphy of Conyers discuss some of the pros and cons, and public policy concerns, associated with online justice in offshore jurisdictions.

The Cayman Islands private funds law: a pre-summer holiday lender checklist

With Q2 shortly coming to a close it’s almost time to think about summer holidays but, before powering down their computers and heading to the beach (or back garden!) lenders will want to keep in mind the 7 August 2020 registration deadline for private funds falling within the scope of the Cayman Islands Private Funds Law 2020.

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Medicinal Cannabis: What the Nation Needs?

David Hardstaff and Ami Amin discuss an in-depth report on policy developments in the UK by the Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group (the CDPRG) In Part A: why is it still so hard for patients to access the drugs they need? On 23 April 2020, the Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group (CDPRG) published Part A […]

Approval of liquidator’s remuneration: a tale of two reporters

A recent Sheriff Court judgment is the latest decision to consider the role and remit of the court reporter in a liquidation which, unusually, involved the court appointing two reporters. In Scotland, the Insolvency (Scotland) (Receivership and Winding Up) Rules 2018 provide that where there is no creditors committee, the remuneration of a liquidator shall […]

Variation to an office lease to allow use as a private members’ club

The Upper Tribunal has allowed a variation to a lease that restricted the use of a property to office use (with minor residential use) so that the tenant could implement a planning permission to convert the property into a private members’ club. Background A user clause in a lease is a restrictive covenant. If the […]

Tax now payable much sooner following a disposal of residential property

From 6 April 2020 significant changes will be made to the deadline for paying capital gains tax (CGT) and filing tax returns in respect of disposals by individuals and trusts of UK residential property. Taxpayers and advisers need to be aware of these changes now. UK property disposals prior to 6 April 2020 Previously, UK […]

Coronavirus job retention scheme: pensions aspects

When considering how to use the coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS), employers may be wondering what this means for pension contributions and auto-enrolment obligations. This update considers some of the issues. How the CJRS works To access the CJRS an employer will need to designate affected employees as furloughed workers, notify the employees of this […]

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Pinsent Masons targets three firms for Dublin additions

Pinsent Masons has nearly doubled its partnership headcount in Dublin after taking on three new partners from a trio of firms in the city. Pinsents became the first international law firm to open in the Irish capital after the Brexit vote, when it announced its launch in June 2017. As strife continues over the UK’s […]

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DAC Beachcroft includes #MeToo in list of business risks

DAC Beachcroft is understood to have positioned the #MeToo movement at the heart of potential risks to its business as a growing number of firms have their reputations damaged by partners’ inappropriate behaviour. The decision is understood to have come as part of the firm’s annual business review which aims to identify what could cause […]

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