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Safe travels: can Bermuda’s testing approach offer lessons?

The aviation industry has been one of the worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. If airlines and associated businesses are to survive, it is essential that people start flying again. How to do that safely without promoting the spread of the virus is the sixty-four billion dollar question.

Provisional liquidators, the automatic stay, and the Hong Kong Court

By Ben Hobden and Norman Hau This article considers the approach taken by the Cayman Court when faced with an application by a company to appoint ‘soft touch’ provisional liquidators and obtain the benefit of the statutory moratorium when proceedings are extant in another jurisdiction, and a recent decision of the Hong Kong Court providing […]

BVI passes legislation codifying the “Black Swan” jurisdiction

On 7 January 2021, the BVI enacted an important amendment to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act which provides that the BVI court now has jurisdiction to grant free-standing interim relief in aid of existing or anticipated foreign proceedings.

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The Cayman Islands are an attractive choice for ship owners seeking financing for their vessels and for financiers looking for security in relation to their investment due to the well-established, highly experienced and client-focused shipping registry as well as a legal and political system which creates a strong, stable and creditor friendly jurisdiction. In the […]

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EU Regulator Warning on Post-Brexit Financial Services EU Access Exemptions

The European Securities and Markets Association (“ESMA”) has published a statement on reverse solicitation of clients by third country firms following Brexit and the end of the UK transition period on 31 December 2020. It has identified what it calls “questionable practices” by firms in this regard, for example, using general clauses or online pop-up “I agree” […]

Dealing with Requests for Flexible Working under Jersey and Guernsey Law

There is no doubt that enforced working from home (‘WFH’) during the early stages of the pandemic has accelerated changes in the way we work. Partly motivated by the initial response to lockdown measures, partly by a need to accommodate individual circumstances, employers and employees have had to adapt to changes in where, how and […]

UK Government Announces Changes to DAC6 Post-Brexit – Impact For Ireland

EU DAC6 – Mandatory Disclosure of Reportable Cross-Border Arrangements Directive 2018/822 (DAC6) is an EU Directive requiring EU intermediaries or taxpayers to report information on certain cross-border arrangements to their local tax authorities.  Our previous client updates in relation to DAC6 can be found on our website here1 and here2. In an unexpected move on 31 December 2020, […]

Big Tech worldwide regulation: not if, but how

We appear to have reached a global consensus that it is no longer a question of if we should regulate Big Tech but how we regulate, with a flurry of legislative proposals in Europe and legal actions in the US jostling for attention in the final weeks of 2020.

Firms told to look out for domestic abuse signs

The pandemic is making employers and employees re-assess the value of the workplace. One factor, as Business Minister Paul Scully MP has pointed out, is rarely considered: are employees being subjected to domestic abuse?

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Roundtable: When every law firm is an innovator, how do you differentiate your innovations?

By Jack Rodway Innovation for law firms can come in a whole host of different forms.  Sometimes it’s achieved through digital transformation.  Sometimes it’s the transformation of a company’s culture. Sometimes it sees the traditional partnership model turned completely on its head. In a competitive market in which everybody is trying to shout about their […]

Roundtable: Technology as a replacement for legal ops professionals?

In-house lawyers are increasingly considering bringing in operational specialists to help improve efficiencies in legal departments. As legal teams grow in size, and there is more focus on operational efficiency, lawyers are pulled away from their core duties to help with organisational issues, such as managing team budgets and headcount, analysing legal spend, and running […]

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Ashurst high-yield partner exits for new firm

Ashurst high-yield partner Tamer Bahgat has left the firm and is set to join another outift in the City. Bahgat joined Ashurst from Allen & Overy as a partner in 2017 alongside Linklaters counsel Natalia Sokolova, as part of the launch of its European high-yield offering. The Lawyer understands he is now moving to Alston & […]

Eversheds’ New Law business sells ancillary arm for £20m

Eversheds Sutherland‘s alternative legal services business Konexo has sold one part of its offering in a deal worth £20m. The legal tech and managed services subsidiary has let go of its company secretarial unit, which has been purchased by UK professional services provider Law Debenture. The acquisition, made on a cash and debt free basis, […]

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