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GDPR and the Cayman Data Protection Law for Insurance Managers (and clients)

The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, or GDPR, is a set of EU regulations aimed at the protection of personal data and privacy of natural persons (not corporations) based within the EU. The GDPR has extraterritorial effect in that it applies to the processing of personal data of persons who are situated in the EU […]

The Private Funds Law and the Cayman Islands’ Status with the EU

In February 2020 the EU included the Cayman Islands on its Annex 1 list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes; the so-called “black list”. Whilst the Cayman Islands Government had endeavoured to address the EU’s concerns in respect of the regulation of collective investment vehicles through the passing of The Private Funds Law (the “PFL”) and The Mutual Funds (Amendment) Law on 31 January 2020, the laws were only enacted on 7 February.

BVI Norwich Pharmacal orders unaffected by Broad Idea

Since the Court of Appeal’s decision in Broad Idea International Ltd v. Convoy Collateral Ltd BVIHCMAP 2019/0026 was handed down on 29 May this year, our litigation team has frequently been asked to advise on the impact of that decision on the BVI Court’s jurisdiction to grant interlocutory relief in aid of foreign proceedings, and Norwich Pharmacal orders in “support” of intended foreign proceedings. In relation to interlocutory relief generally, the reality is that, post Broad Idea (No 2), the position is now somewhat uncertain.

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Swiss Federal Supreme Court follows the practice of EPO’s Board of Appeal on singling out

In a recent decision (4A_613/2019, 11 May 2020), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (Supreme Court) followed the practice of the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) as it held that the singling out of single features from two separate lists of features and therefore the combination of these  two specific features constitutes an extension of the subject-matter of the patent application leading to its nullity.

Recent Commercial Court decision highlights the importance of strict compliance with claim notification provisions in share and business sale and purchase agreements

In a recently delivered decision, Dodika Limited & Others v. United Luck Group Holdings Limited [2020] EWHC 2101 (Comm), Mr Peter MacDonald Eggers QC (sitting as a Deputy Judge of the Commercial Court) has ruled that a notice of claim under a tax covenant contained in a share sale and purchase agreement (SPA) failed to comply with the requirements of the claim notification provisions in the SPA. As a result, a sum of USD 50 million held in escrow was liable to be released to the SPA sellers.

Cyber security: Proactivity vs reactivity

Worried about the rise in cyber crime? Peter Yapp explains to Counter Terror Business Magazine how to “expect the unexpected” and get proactive when it comes to cyber security.

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Linklaters and Herbert Smith Freehills have failed to defeat the Republic of Estonia in an arbitration case heard in the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The two firms were acting for utility provider AS Tallinna Vesi and its Dutch shareholder United Utilities, whose claim dates back to 2014. They commenced proceedings against […]

Barrister with international commercial experience joins No5 Barristers’ Chambers

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is delighted to welcome Alexander Heylin to the Business and Property Group. With a specialism in fraud, insolvency and contentious commercial disputes particularly in a cross-border context, he has been instructed in much “big ticket” litigation involving London, Cayman, British Virgin Islands, New York and other global financial centres. Alexander Heylin, called 2000 (England […]

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Trowers appoints 12 in real estate-heavy promotions round

Trowers & Hamlins has appointed 12 new partners across its London, Birmingham, Manchester, Exeter, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi offices. Half of the promotions are London-based, with three in Exeter and one in Manchester. Outside of the UK, Trowers’ Bahrain and Abu Dhabi offices have each received one new partner. Over the last two years, Trowers […]

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