Bermuda courts answer key questions relating to ‘soft touch’ provisional liquidation

Today ‘soft touch’ provisional liquidation is one of the most commonly deployed tools for facilitating a restructuring of offshore incorporated companies listed in Hong Kong and Singapore. However, when soft touch provisional liquidation was first developed by the Bermuda Court for this purpose, it was regarded as a tool of last resort.

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Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Global business is increasingly familiar with the prospect of short-notice public investigatory attention, whether from regulators, law enforcement, political forces or as a consequence of sanctions, and this can – in in some cases – devastate individual and corporate reputation.

Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Despite the fact that the threat of an investigation alone can be enough to paralyse a business, early warning signs are often missed and businesses can mistake an investigation risk for a reputation risk. Those who handle serious issues well are able to triage the issue at an early stage and identify its potential impact, […]

Bill 64 marks a new direction in Quebec privacy law — Key takeaways for businesses

On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.

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Dentons is taking on Eversheds Sutherland and Hill Dickinson in a Covid-19-related procurement spat that is being rushed through the High Court after proceedings kicked off in May. The dispute is pitting UK-based testing company Diagnostics.ai, represented by Dentons, up against UK Biocentre Limited, Medicines Catapult Discovery Limited (MDC) and the Secretary of State for […]

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Reed Smith adds Paris partner to executive committee

Reed Smith has seen a changing of the guard within its internal executive committee, as longstanding member Andrew Jenkinson steps down. Jenkinson is leaving the managerial body after the end of his three-year term. However, he will keep on his role as managing partner of the London office. On the committee, he will be succeeded […]

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Squire Patton Boggs is to close its office in Doha, with its team set to be joining a rival US firm. The Lawyer understands that Crowell & Moring is to bring over the whole of the Doha office of nine lawyers. Crowell declined to comment. Squire Patton Boggs’ Doha office is headed by managing partner […]

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