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New Cayman Data Protection Law – A guide for Cayman funds

The Cayman Islands Data Protection Law, 2017 (DP Law) is currently scheduled to come into effect on 30 September 2019.  Once commenced, it will enact a framework of rights and duties to regulate the processing of individuals’ personal data broadly based on the same internationally recognised privacy principles that form the basis for other data […]

Mathew Newman to speak on insolvency outside the EU as Brexit debate intensifies

Ogier’s Head of Dispute Resolution in Guernsey Mathew Newman is speaking at the SG Legal Conferences Insolvency Litigation 2019 Conference next week in London on life outside the EU in relation to insolvency and enforcement of judgments, with a particular focus on Guernsey’s constitutional and regulatory position.  Mathew’s session will be co-presented with Jeremy Golding […]

Family office investments and Jersey Private Funds

By Emily Haithwaite, James Campbell, Jonathan Hughes Our previous post concerned direct investments by large family offices. This post focuses on how such investments are structured. In particular, we are increasingly asked to advise on the applicability of the Jersey Private Funds (JPF) regime to structures established by family members or family offices to hold a variety of investments. […]

Implementation of the new prospectus regime in Luxembourg

By Laurent Thailly, Tiffany Sadee As of 21 July 2019, a new Luxembourg law on prospectuses for securities came into effect (the New Prospectus Law), repealing and replacing the Luxembourg law of 10 July 2005 on prospectuses for securities (the Law of 2005). 1.   Background The New Prospectus Law implements Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament […]

Luxembourg register of beneficial owners – deadline extended until 30 November 2019

By Bertrand Géradin The Luxembourg Business Registers today announced that the deadline for registration with the register of beneficial owners has been postponed until 30 November 2019 The initial declaration submission deadline of 31 August 2019 was applicable to all companies incorporated before 1 March 2019. Registrations made up to the new deadline will remain free […]

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The Digital Business Report

With the UK renowned as a global technology leader, we are led to believe that organisations across Britain are digitally advanced. Innovations like artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation are evidently making an impact but the reality is that many businesses are unable to grasp the basics of digital tools like the Cloud. Some aren’t […]

Multi-disciplined law firm looks to Laserform to replace its existing forms package

Taylor Rose switched to Laserform from Advanced after experiencing difficulties with their existing supplier. The firm needed a system which could easily be adapted to meet the needs of some of their more complex cases without incurring heavy costs. Business Challenge Taylor Rose was originally using another forms package, but staff grew increasingly frustrated with […]

A step towards compulsory alternative dispute resolution?

By Lucy Shepherd and Chris Burchill The Court of Appeal has held that the courts have powers to make parties subject to a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) without their consent. Background ADR essentially refers to all methods of resolving disputes other than by court proceedings. The case of Lomax v Lomax concerned Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE), […]

Busy lenders’ monthly round-up – September 2019

By Deborah Sheldon Each month we summarise the latest news and developments in retail mortgage lending and regulation. This month in summary:  News AirBnB fines for letting without consent Consultation on ending no fault evictions Revaluation deferral causes steep rise in business rates arrears Blurred lines: when employees’ social media posts are your concern Lending […]

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