With trust assets becoming more unusual in nature, beneficiaries establishing careers and family homes across the globe, and the regulatory environment growing increasingly complex, the modern trustee can be faced with a wide range of issues to address and challenges to overcome.
Family practitioners are well-versed in avoiding potential pitfalls of implementing and enforcing settlements agreed in the family courts. Particular difficulties can arise where an order requires steps to be taken by non-parties resident outside the jurisdiction of the relevant court, potentially requiring unexpected further (and avoidable) litigation to give effect to such an order.
Around the world family offices are growing in number. Family offices are increasingly becoming the organisation of choice for very wealthy families because they can be tailored to meet the individual needs of the families establishing them.
Today ‘soft touch’ provisional liquidation is one of the most commonly deployed tools for facilitating a restructuring of offshore incorporated companies listed in Hong Kong and Singapore. However, when soft touch provisional liquidation was first developed by the Bermuda Court for this purpose, it was regarded as a tool of last resort.
For decades, Jersey has opened its doors to a limited number of individuals and businesses attracted not only by the Island’s charm and beauty but also by the many advantages to be gained from its location. Here, Carey Olsen property partner Christopher Philpott summarises some of the key points to consider.
Understanding what employees’ rights are and how this should be handled by employers has never been more important as we reach the peak of the pandemic.
The unprecedented situation that the coronavirus pandemic has delivered to global commerce has impacted on a variety of contractual issues related to non-contentious day-to-day transactions.
With COVID-19 taking hold once more, the government has put the UK under a third lockdown, forcing all non-essential shops to close once again.
On 31 December 2020, the BVI House of Assembly passed the so-called “Black Swan” Bill amending section 24 of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act (Cap. 80) so as to confer jurisdiction on the BVI Court to grant interim relief in support of foreign proceedings.
Guidance on how suppliers should deal with consumer’s advance payments, refunds and cancellations during this uncertain period.
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