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This year has seen a number of PE backed SPAC launches, as well as announcements of proposed PE SPACs, which in total could amount to several billion dollars in IPO proceeds. If these SPACs prove successful, then the SPAC could become a major part of how PE does business over the next decade.

STEP Geneva Webinar – Beneficial Ownership Registers

Partners Simon Schilder and Dave Sherwin along with Counsel Katherine Neal and Managing Associate Chris Hards will speak on the STEP Geneva Webinar Series for 2021. See the below link to find out what the presentation on Beneficial Ownership Registers covers:….

Recent trends: provisional liquidation in the Cayman Islands

Introduction There are two grounds on which provisional liquidators (PLs) may be appointed in the Cayman Islands under the Companies Act (2021 Revision) (the Companies Act), following the presentation of a winding up petition and before the making of a winding up order. The first is what is commonly referred to as a “full powers” […]

Ogier in Guernsey advises Equitix on £2 billion takeover of John Laing Group

Ogier has acted as Guernsey legal advisors to Equitix in relation to its proposed acquisition of a 50 percent equity stake in a portfolio of assets owned by John Laing Group Plc. Equitix will contribute to the acquisition price paid by KKR in connection with the recommended offer to acquire the entire share capital of […]

BVI Court grants follow up relief protecting its earlier decision in Nam Tai

The BVI Commercial Court granted further relief on 28 May in the Nam Tai litigation to stop rival arbitration proceedings commenced in Hong Kong. On 3 March 2021, following an expedited trial, Justice Jack ordered that a placement of shares in Nam Tai Property Inc in favour of Greater Sail Limited and West Ridge Investment […]

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Moving to the Cayman Islands

Boasting an enviable lifestyle, modern infrastructure and a highly sophisticated financial services industry and all within a short flight of Miami and other US cities, the Cayman Islands check all the boxes for individuals seeking to relocate to a tax-neutral jurisdiction. As a result, the Cayman Islands have evolved into an increasingly popular place of residence for internationally mobile “remote-workers” and high-net-worth individuals from around the world.

FCA consults on new consumer duty in retail financial markets

Following the April 2019 publication of its feedback statement on a duty of care and potential alternative approaches, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting until 31 July 2021 on a new Consumer Duty that would set clearer and higher expectations for firms’ standards of care towards consumers.

Tech companies: three things you should know from the 2021-22 Quebec budget

The Québec Budget 2021–2022 includes measures encouraging investment to accelerate technology adoption and strengthens several tax measures aimed at the technology sector. The three key tax measures that tech businesses and entrepreneurs should know about are discussed below.

Workplace testing and vaccinations: What employers need to know

Workplace testing has proven to be a crucial piece in the UK government’s jigsaw to get British business back on its feet. But how can businesses implement a workplace testing programme and will the vaccine roll out make a difference?

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Top 200 firms Harrison Clark Rickerbys (HCR) and Hewitsons are in the final throes of a merger deal. The deal is expected complete by the end of May, adding Hewitsons’ Cambridge, Northampton, Milton Keynes and London network to HCR’s nine locations of Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Hereford, London, Reading, Worcester and the Wye Valley. The […]

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