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Digital protectionism: technological disruption identifies new global players

Key findings: Digital now the new weapon for protectionist policies China leads the way on digitally restrictive laws followed by Russia and India New report highlights fragmented picture governing movement of data, setting a new challenge for business Countries which have historically driven protectionist policies through tariff and other trade barriers are now extending their […]

Setting up an office in Bermuda

Now that you have incorporated in Bermuda or established your Bermuda trust, the next step is to set up an office on the island. There are many factors to take into account, including: Employment considerations (immigration, contracts) Employer responsibilities (payroll tax, social, insurance, pensions, health insurance) Premises and residential accommodation Moving family and household Employment […]

Walker Morris team explores opportunities in new entry-level exception sites and starters homes

By Richard Sagar, Karl Anders, Graham Whiteford, Josh Kitson Introduction This briefing note, prepared by the Walker Morris Planning Environment Team, explores the opportunities presented in the new National Planning Policy Framework (“NPPF2“). Specifically, the opportunities to obtain planning permission for new entry-level exception sites consisting of affordable housing for first-time buyers on previously unallocated […]

FCA published near-final rules amending the jurisdiction for SMEs and guarantors

By Paul Gair The FCA yesterday released its policy statement (PS18/21) on SME access to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), setting out its near-final rules for amending the compulsory jurisdiction to include new definitions for “small businesses” and “guarantors”. At the same time, it has released a new consultation paper (CP18/31) detailing proposals for increasing […]

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Leveraged and fund finance specialist Julia Keppe joins Ogier

Leveraged and fund finance specialist Julia Keppe has joined Ogier’s growing Banking & Finance team as a senior associate. Julia, who has previously practised in London and New York, joins the top-tier ranked team in Jersey led by Ogier’s European Head of Banking and Finance Katrina Edge. Julia’s 12 years of experience with her previous […]

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Allen & Overy makes up two women in 20-strong promos round

Allen & Overy has made up 20 lawyers to partner in its 2018 promotions round. Four associates have been elevated in London. They are Hannah Valintine in banking, John Kicken in capital markets, James Freeman in litigation and Andrew Cork in corporate. Kicken started his career at Cravath in America and is New York-qualified, while Cork, […]

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Bakers boosts banking team with White & Case and Ropes hires

Baker McKenzie has hired a three-strong partner team from White & Case and Ropes & Gray to bolster its banking team in London. White & Case partner Michael Doran is joining alongside Ropes & Gray counsel Nick O’Grady and Bevis Metcalfe. O’Grady and Metcalfe are joining as partners. Doran, who was one of the founding […]

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