Restructuring and corporate recovery measures: a jurisdictional comparison

As governments around the world look to bring forward packages of measures to help companies deal with COVID-19 related insolvency issues, this briefing analyses the proposed or anticipated reforms across the jurisdictions of BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg.

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Channel Islands Funds Quarterly Update: Q2 2020

Contents: 1 Developments in the Channel Islands 1.1 Mandatory Disclosure Rules 2 Jersey developments 2.1 Deadline for submission of JPF annual compliance return extended 2.2 Outsourcing Notifications to be submitted online 2.3 JFSC consultation on changes to fund fee rates 2.4 JFSC Annual Report 2019 published 2.5 Migration of foreign limited partnerships into Jersey 2.6 […]

Cayman Islands private funds law – expanded scope

The Cayman Islands Government has approved an important amendment to the Private Funds Law 2020 (PF Law) that will increase the number and categories of closed-ended Cayman investment vehicles required to register with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA).

Rise in venture capital-backed tech in response to pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has destabilised global markets. However, the crisis has encouraged swift adaptations in all walks of life and the development of innovative living and working patterns as a result of lockdowns around the world.

Technology in legal transactions

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown have thrown into sharp relief the benefits of a robust IT infrastructure and the ability to work flexibly to provide smooth client services in times which are anything but ordinary. In this article, partner James Fox looks at the technology being used to support clients.

European Parliament adopts the Taxonomy Regulation

Another milestone on the EU’s path to achieving the goal of a climate neutral union was reached on 18 June 2020, as the EU Parliament adopted new legislation on sustainable investments, one of the key features of the European Commission’s action plan on sustainable finance in the domain of capital markets (including the ESG Disclosure Regulation and the ESG Benchmarks Regulation.

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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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This free to watch webinar aims to compare and contrast the longevity and experience of traditional firms with the adaptability and risk-taking attitude of Fintechs while considering the role of the legal team and the optimal position to be in. Defining the future for financial services business models is key for ensuring prosperity ahead of turbulent times. Traditional models and new emerging tech start-ups have varying structures, so what exactly are the differing approaches of the market and what is the optimal position for the future of the industry? Complete the form below to access the 40-minute webinar and hear the speakers discuss: What will be the business models of the future? What are the learnings from both traditional firms and new start-ups? Are the traditional firms adapting at pace? Is the rapid growth of tech start-ups sustainable? Are corporate governance and compliance challenges affecting growth? What are the potential impacts arising from COVID-19 on each of these areas, including the challenges and opportunities?   Speakers: Simon Coles, General Counsel, Growth Street Gloria Sánchez, Group Vice President, Head of Legal for Technology, Costs and Transformation, Banco Santander Victoria Matthews, Head of Legal, Zopa Oscar Hållén, General Counsel, Klarna Bank   Moderator: Jan Putnis, Partner and Head of Financial Regulation Group, Slaughter and May

Reed Smith poised for job cuts as firm reveals further Covid-19 measures

Reed Smith is starting a redundancy consultation process in London, one of a number of new measures introduced by the firm as it battles the consequences of Covid-19 on its business. The process will target what it describes as a “small number” of lawyers and staff in the firm’s City office. The Lawyer understands it will […]

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Morgan Lewis recruits MoFo funds quartet

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has ramped up its funds offering in London, with two new partners from Morrison & Foerster. The two partners – Oliver Rochman and Rob Mailer – are bringing two associates with them to Morgan Lewis; Eliska van Wickern and Xun Choong. The four advise sponsors and investors of private investment funds, […]

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