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With trust assets becoming more unusual in nature, beneficiaries establishing careers and family homes across the globe, and the regulatory environment growing increasingly complex, the modern trustee can be faced with a wide range of issues to address and challenges to overcome.
Family practitioners are well-versed in avoiding potential pitfalls of implementing and enforcing settlements agreed in the family courts. Particular difficulties can arise where an order requires steps to be taken by non-parties resident outside the jurisdiction of the relevant court, potentially requiring unexpected further (and avoidable) litigation to give effect to such an order.
Around the world family offices are growing in number. Family offices are increasingly becoming the organisation of choice for very wealthy families because they can be tailored to meet the individual needs of the families establishing them.
Today ‘soft touch’ provisional liquidation is one of the most commonly deployed tools for facilitating a restructuring of offshore incorporated companies listed in Hong Kong and Singapore. However, when soft touch provisional liquidation was first developed by the Bermuda Court for this purpose, it was regarded as a tool of last resort.
For decades, Jersey has opened its doors to a limited number of individuals and businesses attracted not only by the Island’s charm and beauty but also by the many advantages to be gained from its location. Here, Carey Olsen property partner Christopher Philpott summarises some of the key points to consider.
On 15 November 2021, the Central Bank of Ireland (“Central Bank”) issued a Notice formally confirming its intention to establish a fast-track filing process and also clarified the filing requirements for pre-contractual documentation updates in relation to the Taxonomy Regulation (“TR”) and Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation Level 2 measures (“SFDR L2”). The TR requirements will […]
The National Security and Investment Act 2021 creates a new screening regime for transactions which might raise national security concerns in the UK. It passed into law on 29 April 2021 and was expected to come into effect by autumn 2021.
Criminal prosecutions for administrators are rare, and rarer still are prosecutions under employment legislation.
In two of the latest BVI judgments arising from the ongoing dispute between Mikhail Abyzov and Viktor Vekselberg (and related parties), the Court of Appeal upheld the decisions of the judge at first instance not to grant worldwide anti-suit injunctions against Mr Vekselberg and his companies.
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Natwest’s group general counsel and chief legal officer is stepping down from the role in February 2022, after more than six years working for the bank. Michael Shaw joined the business in 2016 and is responsible for overseeing the legal, governance and regulatory affairs division. He is also a member of Natwest’s executive committee. Shaw […]
The Ince Group has managed to ensure the continuation of its trading on AIM, with the eleventh-hour appointment of a new nominated adviser. The firm faced the risk of delisting hours before a crucial deadline. Late on Friday it struck a deal with broker Allenby Capital, which meant trading could resume this morning. Shares early […]
White & Case is expanding its corporate team with a longstanding member of Clifford Chance’s City group. David Lewis is making the switch to the US firm’s London office, having been a partner at Clifford Chance since 2003. He joined the magic circle firm in in 2000. Specialties include advising on M&A and equity capital […]
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and White & Case are the three law firms acting on a $2.3bn (£1.73bn) deal, in which global commodity trading house Vitol will snap up full control of Vivo Energy. Vitol will acquire full control of the company, after previously holding a 36 per cent stake […]
The Ince Group has warned the City that admission to the trading of its shares will be cancelled if it does not find a new nominated adviser soon. The listed firm’s shares were suspended from trading on the London Stock Exchange at the end of October, when it announced it was about to acquire its […]
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