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Asia Pacific impact lawyers online gathering

Moderated by the newly elected chair of esela APAC Impact Lawyers, Steven Moe of Parry Field Lawyers, this event considers the question “What does it mean to be an Impact Lawyer in Asia Pacific?”

The impact of COVID-19 on Cayman Islands restructurings

The long-term global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be far-reaching. It has already led to a significant drop in economic activity across the world, with certain industries, such as aviation, retail, hospitality and tourism, being particularly affected.

Cayman update: separate liquidation committees for segregated portfolios of SPCs

On 19 April 2021, Chief Justice Smellie QC held in In the Matter of Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd. (in Official Liquidation) that the court has the power under Order 9, rule 1(1) of the Companies Winding Up Rules, 2018 to order the establishment of separate liquidation committees in respect of a segregated portfolio company (SPC) and each of its segregated portfolios.

Update to Listing Rules on The International Stock Exchange

The International Stock Exchange has announced a number of improvements to its Listing Rules and Fees that have just taken effect, designed to bring the exchange into alignment with international practice, add further flexibility to its offering, and to streamline processes from a client perspective.

Funds & Investment Management Update – Ireland and Luxembourg – Q2 2021

This quarter’s highlights include the coming into force of the Investment Firms Directive and the Investment Firms Regulation, a number of AML developments, ESMA’s publication of funds’ marketing communications guidance and the CBI’s call for UCITS managers to review their liquidity risk management frameworks. Other notable developments include the CSSF’s updated guidance on granting loans to the public and updates to its UCITS and AIFM FAQs, the publication of a Circular on remote working as well as further EU sustainable finance developments.

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The long read: Managing partners talk lawyering after Brexit

When the UK woke up to Brexit on 24 June many of the country’s lawyers had already been fielding calls throughout a long and sleepless night from clients worried about the potential impact on their businesses. A procession of firms including Clifford Chance, Dechert, Linklaters and Simmons & Simmons had launched hotlines or were operating […]

US firms dominate British pro bono charts

Lawyers at US firm Seyfarth Shaw averaged the highest number of pro bono hours in the UK last year, a new survey has revealed. According to the Trustlaw Index of Pro Bono fee-earners at the firm, which has 11 lawyers in London, chalked up more than 61 hours each on average, with 40 per cent of them doing […]

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RPC ditches annual performance reviews

RPC is overhauling its performance review framework for associates and mulling changes to remuneration. 7 Oct: Ashurst trials “blind allocation” in associate ranks 8 July: CMS overhauls associate work structure

Sagicor’s continuance into Bermuda reaffirms strengths of jurisdiction

Sagicor Financial, one of the largest financial services groups in the Caribbean, completed move of its holding company to Bermuda from Barbados. Conyers Dill & Pearman advised Sagicor on the move. On 8 June 2016, the shareholders of the company approved the discontinuance of the company from Barbados to Bermuda. Taking into consideration Bermuda’s historically […]

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