Esports: a dynamic, fast-growing Industry

From its infancy the 1980s in the form of arcade video gaming, electronic sports (or esports) has seen rapid growth in recent years with the advancement in technology and the internet.

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In December 2020, as part of its review to update Bermuda’s commercial insurance regime, the Bermuda Monetary Authority issued a consultation paper proposing the introduction of an Internationally Active Insurance Group concept to meet the principles and standards of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors’ Common Framework.

Insurance Bulletin Spring 2021

Although the full impact of Covid-19 on the re/insurance industry remains unclear, the need to retain capital to meet potential losses has contributed to a general hardening of the market after 15 years of soft market conditions characterised by excess capacity, low prices and more relaxed policy terms.

Private Client Bulletin – April 2021

The fourth edition of Private Client Bulletin brings you the latest private client and trust news and insights from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, BVI and Asia.

Cayman Islands private client legislative update

It’s trite to say that 2020 was a year marked by change. Having being bombarded with a variety of unsolicited adjustments to our daily lives, we could be forgiven for having developed a collective fear of change over the last 12 months. Fortunately, the legislative changes affecting Cayman Islands’ trust and private wealth practitioners do not align with the general trend of 2020. On the contrary, the pace and direction of change has been much more palatable as legislators have continued with the incremental modernisation of the Cayman Islands’ trusts law and related legislation.

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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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Dentons pulls plug on short-lived risk consultancy business

Dentons’ specialist risk advisory business, headed by an-ex Norton Rose Fulbright duo, was closed months after launch, recent LLP accounts have revealed. In August 2019, the firm had established a risk consulting business outside of the firm’s UK and Middle East LLP. Dentons Risk Consulting was spearheaded by managing directors John Davison and Christian Blackwell, who […]

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