The role of jurisdiction in hedge funds

This webcast covers the benefits of setting up a hedge fund in the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg, while considering the themes of investment fund regulation, trends, management companies and distribution.

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British Virgin Islands – Voluntary liquidations for first half-year companies

As annual British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) Registry fees are now payable for those BVI companies that were incorporated or registered in the first half of the year, it is time to start planning the liquidation of those entities that have reached the end of their life cycle, to ensure that unnecessary Registry fees are not incurred.

Data Protection Commission 2020 Annual Report

On 25 February 2021, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (“DPC”) released its 2020 annual report (“Report”). The Report relates to the second full year of the operation of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the Law Enforcement Directive (EU) 2016/680.

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‘Tax Day’ – government continues its campaign to tackle non-compliance

In the UK’s first ever ‘Tax Day’ on 23 March 2021, the government released more than 30 consultation documents relating to the future landscape of the UK tax regime. Whilst these documents scrutinised how taxes should be paid, opportunities for simplification and the potential of digitalisation, it was tackling non-compliance which was firmly in the spotlight once again. Tax & estate planning Partner, James Austen, gives his opinion on the proposed measures.

Fraud in the sub line market – should we be concerned?

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