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By Rachael Pape, Robert J.D. Briant, Anton Goldstein One of the key roles of BVI vehicles in international finance transactions is the provision of security (either BVI entities granting security over their own assets or security being granted over the shares of a BVI company). The process for granting and registering security in the BVI […]

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By Rachael Pape, Robert J.D. Briant, Anton Goldstein One of the key roles of BVI vehicles in international finance transactions is the provision of security (either BVI entities granting security over their own assets or security being granted over the shares of a BVI company). The process for granting and registering security in the BVI […]

The Aviation law review, Edition 8 – British Virgin Islands

By Audrey M. Robertson As the British Virgin Islands is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom, registration of aircraft in the British Virgin Islands is governed by a UK statute, the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013. Air Safety Support International, a wholly owned subsidiary company of the UK Civil Aviation Authority, acts as the […]

Bermuda: an ideal domicile for SPACs

By Neil Henderson, Jason Piney, Robert N. Alexander IPOs of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) have boomed in 2020 and Bermuda is ideally placed to provide an offshore domicile for these acquisition vehicles. For decades Bermuda has been the preferred jurisdiction for many offshore companies listed on the NYSE, NASDAQ, Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Toronto Stock […]

The Private Wealth & Private Client Review, Edition 9 – Bermuda Chapter

By Stephanie C. Bernard Introduction Bermuda has long been recognised as an attractive, sophisticated and secure jurisdiction for private wealth management for the international private client. It is the United Kingdom’s oldest overseas territory and has been self-governing since 1622, with a strong economy primarily as a result of its trust, insurance and reinsurance, and investment […]

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Shoospeak HR podcast – Episode 2: The rise of the cyberbully in the workplace

By Andrew Graham, Amy Leech Our Shoospeak HR podcast considers the recent increase in cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the issues employers are facing as a result. Shoosmiths colleagues Andy Graham, Amy Anderson and Amy Leech discuss the rise of cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the key issues employers are facing […]

New EU address requirement for food and drink labelling after Brexit

By Rachel Turnbull, Francesca Poole What are the changes? The UK Government has recently released guidance confirming a number of requirements for Food Business Operators (FBOs) who wish to export packaged food and beverages to Europe after the end of the BREXIT transition period. FBOs are advised to read this guidance in detail if required. This […]

What is the Schrems 2.0 case about?

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Investigation against TikTok in Hungary – How the HCA takes on the tech world

By András Nagy The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) has initiated an investigation against TikTok, the popular social media platform. TikTok’s capacity to generate vast amounts of consumer data and shower its users with ads has already sounded several alarm bells as regulators attempt to make sense of the phenomena that is digitalisation. The HCA took […]

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Ince agrees 12-month extension for £6.5m bank repayment

The Ince Group has said it expects to pay down a revolving credit facility from Barclays Bank over the next 12 months, which could put the firm behind its original schedule set pre-pandemic. The firm was due to pay down the £6.5m facility over the new financial year ending in March 2021, a resource that […]

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