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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).

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.

The Cayman Islands private funds law: a pre-summer holiday lender checklist

With Q2 shortly coming to a close it’s almost time to think about summer holidays but, before powering down their computers and heading to the beach (or back garden!) lenders will want to keep in mind the 7 August 2020 registration deadline for private funds falling within the scope of the Cayman Islands Private Funds Law 2020.

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Variation to an office lease to allow use as a private members’ club

The Upper Tribunal has allowed a variation to a lease that restricted the use of a property to office use (with minor residential use) so that the tenant could implement a planning permission to convert the property into a private members’ club. Background A user clause in a lease is a restrictive covenant. If the […]

Tax now payable much sooner following a disposal of residential property

From 6 April 2020 significant changes will be made to the deadline for paying capital gains tax (CGT) and filing tax returns in respect of disposals by individuals and trusts of UK residential property. Taxpayers and advisers need to be aware of these changes now. UK property disposals prior to 6 April 2020 Previously, UK […]

Coronavirus job retention scheme: pensions aspects

When considering how to use the coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS), employers may be wondering what this means for pension contributions and auto-enrolment obligations. This update considers some of the issues. How the CJRS works To access the CJRS an employer will need to designate affected employees as furloughed workers, notify the employees of this […]

Competition law – welcome guidance in a time of crisis

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published helpful guidance on how it will apply competition law in light of COVID-19. Meanwhile, the government has taken the unprecedented step of relaxing competition law in certain sectors. In the round, these developments offer welcome guidance and comfort – but they also serve as a timely reminder […]

Leading and adapting in challenging times: managing a newly remote team

The dynamics of a previously high performing team will shift in response to the recent working from home directive. As leaders we need to understand the factors that will impact even the most resilient and high performing colleagues. It’s likely that high-performing employees may experience varying levels of performance and engagement when they begin working […]

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Conyers announces new head of BVI office

Conyers Dill & Pearman is pleased to announce the appointment of Partner, Mark Forte as Head of the Firm’s British Virgin Islands office. He succeeds Robert Briant, who has led the BVI office since April 1999. Conyers was the first international firm to arrive in the BVI. Mark joined in 2004 to launch and lead […]

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