Remote court hearings in the Cayman Islands: from moot to mute

Remote Court hearings by video-link have now become common in the Cayman Islands, especially during Covid-19 lockdown. Alex Potts QC and Róisín Liddy-Murphy of Conyers discuss some of the pros and cons, and public policy concerns, associated with online justice in offshore jurisdictions.

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Cayman Islands private funds law – change to definition of ‘private fund’

The Private Funds (Amendment) Law, 2020 came into effect on 7 July 2020 and serves to clarify the types of investment vehicles which will be required to register with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) by a deadline of 7 August 2020 pursuant to the Private Funds Law.The Private Funds (Amendment) Law, 2020 came into effect on 7 July 2020 and serves to clarify the types of investment vehicles which will be required to register with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) by a deadline of 7 August 2020 pursuant to the Private Funds Law.

Cayman privatizations back in vogue

By David Lamb David Lamb explains how short-form mergers are an attractive route for buy-sides to eliminate the tail-end price risk associated with buying out dissentient minority shareholders, which would potentially make the pricing for the privatization unrealistic. This article was originally published on China Business Law Journal. Click below to access the full article.

Limited partners’ extensive right to true and full information

In the recent judgment of In the Matter of Gulf Investment Corporation et al v. The Port Fund LP et al and the earlier judgment of Dorsey Ventures Limited v. XIO GP Limited, the Cayman Islands Grand Court has provided some welcome clarification regarding the extent of a limited partner’s statutory right to information in an exempted limited partnership.

Cryptocurrencies: 2020 and beyond

As the global leader in alternative investment funds and one of the most innovative financial centres in the world, it is unsurprising that the Cayman Islands has quickly become a popular destination for cryptocurrency vehicles and initial coin offerings (ICOs).

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Pubs, bars and restaurants using apps – managing Covid-19 restrictions

Covid-19 restrictions on the leisure, food & drink sector were relaxed in England on the 4 July, with other nations in the UK on differing timetables, and businesses are turning to app-based solutions to aida transition back to some form of normality. This briefing covers considerations for procuring and deploying mobile apps to manage Covid-19 restrictions.

Government announces £80m investment to cut emissions from homes and industry

As part of its decarbonisation agenda the Government has announced that it will invest nearly £80 million towards reducing carbon emissions across homes and energy intensive businesses. The announcement forms part of wider efforts to ensure the UK meets its legally binding target to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

Angola: Mergers & Acquisitions 2020

Susana Almeida Brandão (Managing Associate) and Vanusa Gomes (Managing Associate of ASP Advogados – VdA Legal Partners member in Angola) write a chapter for ICLG Mergers & Acquisitons 2020, an international guide that compares legislation from around the world. The lawyers write the Angola chapter where they explain and develop the country’s mergers and acquisitions […]

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Clifford Chance reduces global bonus pot in latest Covid-19 cut

Clifford Chance is reducing the firm’s global bonus pot as part of its latest response to the Covid-19 crisis. The firm declined to comment on how much the bonus pot will be reduced by, however, The Lawyer understands that, the reduction will not be more than 20 per cent. This is the latest measure to […]

In court this week: PrivatBank, fintech and Shell with Hogan Lovells, Freshfields and Debevoise

While proceedings have already gone on for some time in the dispute between Privatbank v Kolomoisy & Ors, this week sees the first case management conference take place pitting Hogan Lovells up against Fieldfisher, Pinsent Masons and Enyo Law. On Thursday and Friday, the court will consider directions to trial and the scope of disclosure […]

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