Protected disclosures: update for employers in Ireland

The recent High Court decision of John Clarke v. CGI Food Services Limited and CGI Holding Limited [2020] IEHC 368 demonstrates the broad scope of the definition of protected disclosures under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014.

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By Marc Randall, Mervin Solas, Natasha Morgan As year end approaches, it is time to start planning the liquidation of Cayman Islands entities that have reached the end of their life cycle to avoid unnecessary fees. In order to prevent the expense of annual 2021 government registration fees, an appointed liquidator will be required to hold […]

EU removes the Cayman Islands from Annex I

By Jon Fowler, Iain Mcmurdo, Sheryl Dean, Ann Ng, Heidi De Vries, Jonathan Green, Kieran Walsh, Philip Ireland, Terence Ho, Harjit Kaur, Michael Richardson, Matthew Gardner, Anthony Webster, Sharon Yap, Tom Katsaros The European Union (“EU”) has affirmed that it considers the Cayman Islands to be a fully cooperative jurisdiction for tax purposes by removing it […]

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By Andrew Quinn, David Burke, William Fogarty, James O’Neal, Lynn Cramer, Rui Duarte On 6 October 2020, the EU Finance Ministers comprising the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (“ECOFIN”) announced that the Cayman Islands has been removed from the EU Annex I list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. This update considers the impact of this […]

The CLOser – September 2020

By Mark Matthews, Tina Meigh, Anthony Philp, Callaghan Kennedy, Jonathan Caulton, Andrew Dean, Cleveland Stewart, Robin Harding, Scott Macdonald, Jonathon Meloy, Amanda Lazier, Stacey Overholt, Michael Gagie, James Lawler, Sam Ellis, Andrew Quinn, John Dykstra, James Reeve, Stephen Mcloughlin, Chris Byrne, Guy Major, Stephen O’donnell, Jan Hendrik Siemssen, Gráinne O’loughlin We are delighted to present our […]

The Regulatory 15/15: September 2020

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No money-back guarantee – When severance agreements go wrong

By Louise Hall. Sarah Ash, Victoria Pratt, Daniel Read, Niall MacDonald A case in the US courts involving the former CEO of McDonald’s may appear to have very little to offer in the way of lessons for regulated financial services businesses in the Channel Islands. But the case against Steve Easterbrook currently in the Delaware […]

EU recognition of Cayman Islands tax cooperation and removal from Annex I list

By Lucy Frew, Ingrid Pierce, Tim Buckley, Lucy Frew, Anne Dolan The European Union (“EU”) has announced that the Cayman Islands has been removed from Annex I of the EU’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes (“Annex I”) following a meeting of the EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (“ECOFIN“). The Cayman Islands’ continued […]

Data analysis: How Covid-19 has affected professional services content

By Samuel Page In the last two months, there has been a huge increase in demand for digital content from Professional Services clients. The pressing need for information and advice from professionals has driven the highest traffic, page views and time-spent ever seen across the Passle network. I’m not in the business of saying that […]

New law to scrutinise pre-pack sales in administration

By Andrew Taylor On 8 October 2020, the Government announced new laws for independent scrutiny of pre-pack administration sales where connected parties, such as previous directors, shareholders or associates are involved in the purchase. What is a pre-pack sale? A pre-pack administration sale is a procedure where an insolvent business reaches an agreement to sell […]


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