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Guernsey’s new fast track application regime for managers of overseas funds

Carey Olsen has recently assisted a number of overseas fund managers with migrating their fund management companies (“Mancos”) to Guernsey, and we continue to receive enquiries. To facilitate this trend, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (“GFSC”) has expedited the migration of Mancos into Guernsey by launching a new fast track regime for managers of overseas […]

Important Bermuda decision on the recognition of foreign insolvency office holders

The Bermuda Supreme Court has clarified the rules for granting common law recognition and assistance to foreign insolvency office holders following the landmark competing Privy Council decisions of Singularis Holdings Ltd v Price Waterhouse Coopers [2014] UKPC 36 and Cambridge Gas Transportation Corporation v Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors (of Navigator Holding PLC and others) [2006] UKPC 26.

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Parole Board decision quashed on grounds of procedural unfairness

In R(Grinham) v the Parole Board of England & Wales and the Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWHC 2140 (Admin) the High Court quashed a decision of the Parole Board where it found that a prisoner’s oral hearing and a subsequent decision, refusing his release, had been marred by procedural unfairness.

Second package of Covid-19 related state aid measures adopted by the Serbian government

On its session held on 30 July 2020, the Serbian Government adopted the Conclusion no. 05 401-6052 / 2020 (the ”Conclusion” or ”Second Package”), which extends the application of the first package of direct and fiscal benefits to business entities in the private sector, that was introduced in the Decree on Fiscal Benefits and Direct Aid to Companies in the Private Sector and Monetary Aid to Citizens Aimed at Reducing Economic Consequences due to COVID-19 (the “First Package”).

GDPR and the Cayman Data Protection Law for Insurance Managers (and clients)

The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, or GDPR, is a set of EU regulations aimed at the protection of personal data and privacy of natural persons (not corporations) based within the EU. The GDPR has extraterritorial effect in that it applies to the processing of personal data of persons who are situated in the EU […]

Merck vs MSD – When is online use considered use in Switzerland?

In its landmark decision of 29 April 2020, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court held that the online use of a trademark or other sign must have a commercial effect in Switzerland for such use to be considered use in Switzerland. A global website targeted at a worldwide audience may have a commercial effect in Switzerland.

Antitrust Review 2021 – Portugal

This article summarises the legislative developments and the main investigations carried out during 2019 by the Portuguese Competition Authority (PCA).


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Linklaters contract lawyer service chief decamps to Freshfields as COO

The head of Linklaters‘ contract lawyer platform has left to join Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as London chief operating officer, The Lawyer understands. Mark Higgs, who was COO of the firm’s Re:Link service, has spent almost 11 months at Linklaters. In October, he was promoted to global head of alternative legal services, only a few weeks […]


US heavyweights advise on eBay’s $4bn disposal of StubHub

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Kirkland & Ellis are the three firms leading on eBay’s sale of StubHub to Viagogo. Wachtell advised eBay, owner of the online ticket exchange company StubHub since 2007, led by corporate partners Daniel Neff, Karessa Cain and Raaj Narayan. The team also included […]


Two in two days: Cadwalader to make second white-collar hire in London

One day after boosting its white-collar practice in London with a hire from Morrison & Foerster (MoFo), Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft is taking on another investigations partner from a US firm. London-based partner Mark Beardsworth, who co-heads Brown Rudnick’s global white collar defense and government investigations practice group, is to join Cadwalader’s London office after […]

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Baker Botts promotes in London for second year in a row

Baker Botts has promoted a partner in London for the second year in a row, after five dry years prior to 2018. The firm made up Rob Butler in its global projects department this year, after making up Dorine Farah in its litigation practice last year. Butler had been a senior associate at Baker Botts […]

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