How Hong Kong plans to dominate green finance: a Q&A with Leonie Kelly

Leonie Kelly, director and head of ESG and impact advisory at Ogier Global, discusses Hong Kong’s ambitions to become Asia’s green financial hub – the progress it has made so far and the hurdles that remain.

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How offshore law firms have stepped up to the challenges of 2020

In this interview, excerpts of which originally appeared in Asian Legal Business, Ogier partner and head of ESG Funds in Hong Kong Kate Hodson discusses how offshore law firms have stepped up to meet this changing business landscape, the ramping up of regulations, and the growing momentum around ESG.

Cayman Islands Funds Update: Q4 2020

Despite the beginning of 2020 being marked by a large number of new regulations in the Cayman Islands, the number of changes to laws and regulations that impact or may impact funds constituted in the country was significantly lower in the last quarter of 2020 than verified previous quarters. Specifically, the regulatory bodies and competent authorities focused on receiving clarifications and refinements to the existing regimes, which continued to occur in January 2021.

PRI’s new reporting framework – are you ready?

On 12 November 2020, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) issued significant updates to the reporting framework (RF) for signatories. The new requirements are more focused on “real world” outcomes meaning signatories needs to show how environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are integrated into investment analysis and execution.

Advance healthcare directives under Cayman law

An advance health care directive is also known as a living will. It is actually not a new concept but is new to being recognised in the Cayman Islands. In 2019 the Health Care Decisions Act was implemented in the Cayman Islands.

What to know about BVI’s regulatory change for investment structures

It was unfortunate that such a fundamental change to the regulatory regime of the British Virgin Islands was largely overshadowed due to the twin challenges of the economic substance regime implementation in 2019/2020 and the COVID 19 pandemic in 2020.  Save for structures established for the purposes of a making a single investment, most investment […]

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The Changing Face of Digital ID in Jersey and Guernsey

The problem of confirming identity without face-to-face meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic has brought digital systems for the verification of identity (“Digital ID”) into focus, and may well accelerate the transition from paper based to digital systems as the default means of verifying identity. The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (“GFSC”) and Jersey Financial Services Commission […]

Irish High Court directs remote hearing of witness action

COVID-19 and the associated social distancing and other public health measures have had far-reaching practical consequences for court hearings. From the outset of the pandemic, the courts adapted quickly by introducing full remote hearings – initially for appeal hearings that did not require witnesses to give evidence, but also more recently for hearings involving witnesses. […]

How to develop your emotional intelligence?

In this article, Andrea Cardillo, Managing Partner TPC Leadership Italy, explains in an interview with TPCL Global team, the need to understand and develop your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to help manage our relationships in a digital age. Question – by TPCL Global: Why talk about Emotional Intelligence today? Answer – by Andrea Cardillo (AC): Said […]

What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)?

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a set of emotional and social skills that influence how we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain relationships, manage changes and challenges, and use the information provided by emotions to make good decisions.

Ireland Update: Strategy on Remote Working Strives to Keep Up

Ireland’s Department of Trade, Enterprise and Employment (“Department”) recently published a strategy paper outlining its vision for remote working entitled “Making Remote Work – National Remote Work Strategy” (“Remote Working Strategy”). The Remote Working Strategy confirms the Government’s intention to legislate for employees to have a right to request remote working. While recognising the many […]

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In court this week: Fraud, FX and Bishopsgate

Slaughter and May, Peters & Peters and Signature Litigation will appear in the Court of Appeal in the long-running Credit Suisse/Republic of Mozambique dispute, after the defendants, Privinvest, lost a bid to put a stay in the fraud dispute last year. Credit Suisse is seeking counsel from Slaughters, having previously turned to Linklaters. Slaughters replaced the […]

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Goodwin Procter has recruited a restructuring partner from Baker McKenzie, the latest addition as part of a sustained hiring push in the City. The US firm has attracted partner Geoff O’Dea, who will leave Bakers next month after more than three years. O’Dea was hired from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 2017. That year, he joined […]

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Wine producer hits back in dispute with Goldman Sachs

A bitter legal battle is heating up over claims that Goldman Sachs was “grossly negligent” in encouraging an employee of Europe’s largest wine producer to enter unauthorised foreign exchange transactions. J.Garcia Carrion, which is also the fourth-largest wine producer in the world, is taking on the bank due to the actions of its former chief […]

White & Case corporate star to join Hogan Lovells

White & Case public M&A partner Patrick Sarch is set to join Hogan Lovells. The high-wattage partner, who co-heads both the firm’s financial institutions global industry group and the corporate practice in London, will move to the transatlantic firm after more than four years at White & Case. He joined the firm in 2017 from […]

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