Q&A with global senior partner Rachael Reynolds

Global senior partner Rachael Reynolds shares her legal career insights, the advice she would give to trainees starting out and the trends she sees gaining momentum in private practice, among other areas.

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Will 2021 be the year of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) in Luxembourg?

While SPACs have existed for decades on public markets, a revival seems to be taking place, with SPACs representing about 60 percent of IPOs in the US in 2020. February 2021 saw the launch of the first Luxembourg SPAC in more than 10 years, highlighting the potential for Luxembourg to become the European hub for this type of funding structure. The jurisdiction not only offers a flexible and tax efficient legal framework but also the ability to rely on the European passport mechanism set forth in the Prospectus Regulation.

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Offshore companies are frequently used to facilitate debt finance transactions for large PRC based corporate groups. In the context of a bond issue, the corporate group will often incorporate an offshore subsidiary for the sole purpose of acting as the bond issuer. Bondholders, naturally, expect some form of credit protection, which the offshore subsidiary cannot […]

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Romanian draft law on 5G technology under strong criticism from both public authorities and private stakeholders

The Draft law on the adoption of certain measures concerning informatic and communications infrastructures of national interest and the conditions for deployment of 5G networks initiated by the former Ministry of Transportation, Infrastructure and Communications has undergone a new series of examinations from the relevant public authorities as part of the legislative procedure.

Insurance Bulletin Spring 2021

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