Electronic signatures – issues to consider, and how the law in Jersey and Guernsey is developing

While the general principle that e-signing is as valid as wet-ink signing has been of great comfort to lawyers and their clients since the impact of Covid-19, there are certain aspects of Jersey and Guernsey legislation which could benefit from some updating.

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Cayman Islands alternative investment fund structuring and regulatory considerations

The article considers the range of vehicles available in the Cayman Islands for alternative investment fund (“AIF”) structures designed for financial institutions, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and (U)HNWs (as opposed to retail investors), as well as the legal and regulatory considerations that may influence the structure of an AIF.

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Irish regulation in focus: Culture and individual accountability

Increasingly, there is a focus on culture and individual accountability in regulated firms. This has been heightened by various consumer protection issues which have been investigated including the tracker mortgage examination; high profile enforcement actions and the recent engagement with insurers on business interruption cover during COVID-19. Consistently, the Central Bank of Ireland (“Central Bank”) […]

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