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Introduction In the current COVID-19 environment it is likely that there will be more businesses becoming insolvent. Some of those businesses will have an interest in Jersey property. For example as owners of Jersey property or holders of a lease of retail premises situated in the Island. The business may also have locally employed employees […]

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A new professional payment guarantee law has been introduced in Luxembourg to provide professionals with a tool that grants a wider scope for contractual freedom while protecting the parties from a re-qualification that may not be in line with their legitimate expectations and their commercial agreements.

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The British Virgin Islands recently introduced new regulations relating to products and services in the innovative fintech space, reaffirming its commitment to remaining a jurisdiction of choice for new financial products and services. These new regulations represent an exciting development in the approach taken by the BVI to the regulation of novel financial technology, representing a good balance between oversight and accountability on the one hand, and freedom to innovate on the other.

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Entities regulated under the Insurance Law will need to implement cybersecurity measures in proportion to their cyber risk profile by 27 November 2020 following the release of the Rule and Statement of Guidance on Cybersecurity for Regulated Entities by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority on 27 May 2020.

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The German regulator BaFin is being sued for abuse of authority following one of the biggest fraud scandals of the decade with German payment processor, Wirecard AG, filing for insolvency owing €3.5bn and its chief executive arrested on suspicion of accounting fraud and market manipulation. This article explores the situation and considers the need for change.

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Sidley corporate duo depart after four years

Sidley Austin has lost two of its European private equity leaders, who moved over to the firm in 2016 from Kirkland & Ellis. Partners Erik Dahl and Christian Iwasko have resigned. Dahl was a co-head of the firm’s global private equity practice as well as managing partner of Sidley Austin’s Munich office and a member […]

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