Irish regulatory framework for real asset depositaries

Following the issuance of guidance by the Central Bank of Ireland earlier this year, a number of entities have sought authorisation as real asset depositaries. In this advisory Walkers sets out the key considerations for entities contemplating making an application for authorisation as a depositary of assets other than financial instruments.

Related briefings

Chambers Insurance Litigation 2021: Cayman Islands

Partners Alex Potts QC, Jonathon Milne, Ben Hobden and Erik Bodden were pleased to contribute the Cayman Islands chapter of the Chambers Global Practice Guide, Insurance Litigation 2021.

Funding the costs of litigation: a comparative analysis

Michael Makridakis, Christian Luthi, Mark Forte and Alex Potts QC of Conyers consider the differing approaches to third-party funding and contingency fee arrangements in Hong Kong, Singapore, the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda.

Bestway Global Holdings Inc: A summary of the principles applied when considering sanction applications for schemes of arrangement and capital reductions

In Bestway Global Holdings Inc. (FSD 208 of 2021 – unreported), Doyle J gave a comprehensive and helpful review of the principles to be applied by the court when considering whether to sanction a scheme of arrangement and confirm a capital reduction. Although schemes of arrangement are commonplace in the Cayman Islands, rarely are the principles and authorities considered at sanction hearings so thoroughly set out in published judgments. The decision therefore provides useful guidance to practitioners.

Privacy and data breaches In the Cayman Islands

Since the introduction of the Data Protection Act in 2017, there has been a steady increase in the number of data protection breaches that have been reported to the Office of the Ombudsman.

Latest Briefings

Focus on Northern Ireland

As with other parts of the UK, the last 18 months have seen a period of exceptional market activity in the living sector in Northern Ireland, despite the economic challenges of Covid. Much of that activity has in fact been driven by the societal challenges and behavioural shifts brought about by the pandemic.

Canadian ESG for investors and lenders

Gowling WLG and Export Development Canada hosted an engaging virtual panel discussion focused on Canadian ESG in investing and lending. The panel touches on ESG in the context of our current market, as well as key considerations and upcoming developments in Canadian ESG.

Is this the end of rugby as we know it?

In the summer, new guidance was introduced for professional and amateur footballers to reduce the number of headers allowed in training and in use during a game. This followed an investigation into the impact of this move on the long term brain health of football players and a potential link to brain damage was raised.

Supreme Court of Canada on contract interpretation: Lessons from Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision in Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey provides helpful clarification and direction respecting the interpretations of contracts. The case arises in the context of the interpretation of a release. However, it has significantly broader application and reaffirms the contextual approach to the interpretation of contracts previously articulated in the SCC’s 2014 decision in Sattva.

Predatory marriage conference

Earlier this month, The Institute for Policy and Engagement at the University of Nottingham ran an in-depth virtual conference discussing the need for action on the issues surrounding predatory marriage.


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