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PRI’s new reporting framework – are you ready?

On 12 November 2020, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) issued significant updates to the reporting framework (RF) for signatories. The new requirements are more focused on “real world” outcomes meaning signatories needs to show how environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are integrated into investment analysis and execution.

Cayman Islands Funds Update: Q4 2020

Despite the beginning of 2020 being marked by a large number of new regulations in the Cayman Islands, the number of changes to laws and regulations that impact or may impact funds constituted in the country was significantly lower in the last quarter of 2020 than verified previous quarters. Specifically, the regulatory bodies and competent authorities focused on receiving clarifications and refinements to the existing regimes, which continued to occur in January 2021.

Advance healthcare directives under Cayman law

An advance health care directive is also known as a living will. It is actually not a new concept but is new to being recognised in the Cayman Islands. In 2019 the Health Care Decisions Act was implemented in the Cayman Islands.

What to know about BVI’s regulatory change for investment structures

It was unfortunate that such a fundamental change to the regulatory regime of the British Virgin Islands was largely overshadowed due to the twin challenges of the economic substance regime implementation in 2019/2020 and the COVID 19 pandemic in 2020.  Save for structures established for the purposes of a making a single investment, most investment […]

Fund finance in Ireland and Luxembourg: A comparative analysis

Ireland and Luxembourg have long been the preferred jurisdictions in which to establish a fund in Europe, and the prevalence of funds established in Ireland and Luxembourg make them important jurisdictions for lenders to understand. 

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Who should pay for fire safety building remediation costs?

In December 2020, we reported on the vote by the House of Lords on amendments to the Fire Safety Bill relating to the remediation costs associated with the replacement of the dangerous cladding panels and other fire safety defects. Both the Fire Safety Bill and the Building Safety Bill are anticipated to come into effect early this year.

‘Diversity is a given, Inclusion is a choice’ – actionable ideas

In our 3rd blog in the series, ‘Diversity is given, Inclusion is a choice’, Annelieke Jense and Frouke Horstmann provide practical ways based on their experience working with clients on how organisations can create a true inclusive culture by installing processes that mitigate unconscious biases.

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Land Securities splits GC role after departure

Land Securities’ general counsel Tim Ashby has left after five years at the FTSE 100 real estate investment trust. Following Ashby’s departure at the beginning of 2021, his role as GC and company secretary will not be replaced. Instead it has been split into two positions: former deputy company secretary Liz Miles takes on the […]

WorldRemit GC goes back to private practice

The general counsel and group company secretary of WorldRemit has left after little more than one year to lead the fintech practice of Burges Salmon. Martin Cook has been appointed as head of fintech at the UK firm, marking his return to private practice after a career largely developed in corporates. Cook will be a […]

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A&O partner’s SDT case halted on medical grounds

Allen & Overy partner Mark Mansell’s hearing before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has been stayed on the basis of a “significant risk” to his health. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) published its findings today (14 January) in relation to two applications brought by employment partner Mansell. In the findings, the SDT said it had […]

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