Introduction of Jersey’s statutory migration regime for limited partnerships

In July 2020, Jersey introduced a straightforward and highly sought after statutory migration scheme for the continuance of non-Jersey limited partnerships to Jersey. The new regime is expected to be popular in both the private wealth and investment funds industries in the island.

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Relying on digital ID for AML/CFT purposes in Jersey and Guernsey

The financial services regulators in both Guernsey and Jersey have for several years officially recognised that regulated firms may, subject to appropriate safeguards, use electronic or digital means to meet their AML/CFT obligations to identify and verify the identities of their customers.

Mid-Atlantic appeal: Finetuning Jersey LLCs for US alternative investment funds

Jersey’s new LLC structure is mainly aimed at the US market, particularly for alternative investment and hedge funds, and its introduction by the Jersey Government is part of a deliberate US-focussed strategy intended to position Jersey as a suitable entrepôt for American investment into European assets, building on the nearly £200 billion of US assets already administered in Jersey.

Perfect Landing – The Benefits of the Guernsey Aircraft Register as a Temporary Register

The Guernsey Aircraft Registry was established in 2013 with the coming into effect of the Aviation Registry (Guernsey) Law. Since the time of its establishment the Aircraft Registry has done incredibly well having registered over 600 aircraft and has established itself, in particular, as a popular choice for temporary or interim registrations where aircraft are […]

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Swiss Federal Supreme Court follows the practice of EPO’s Board of Appeal on singling out

In a recent decision (4A_613/2019, 11 May 2020), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (Supreme Court) followed the practice of the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) as it held that the singling out of single features from two separate lists of features and therefore the combination of these  two specific features constitutes an extension of the subject-matter of the patent application leading to its nullity.

Recent Commercial Court decision highlights the importance of strict compliance with claim notification provisions in share and business sale and purchase agreements

In a recently delivered decision, Dodika Limited & Others v. United Luck Group Holdings Limited [2020] EWHC 2101 (Comm), Mr Peter MacDonald Eggers QC (sitting as a Deputy Judge of the Commercial Court) has ruled that a notice of claim under a tax covenant contained in a share sale and purchase agreement (SPA) failed to comply with the requirements of the claim notification provisions in the SPA. As a result, a sum of USD 50 million held in escrow was liable to be released to the SPA sellers.

Cyber security: Proactivity vs reactivity

Worried about the rise in cyber crime? Peter Yapp explains to Counter Terror Business Magazine how to “expect the unexpected” and get proactive when it comes to cyber security.

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