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Moving to the Cayman Islands

Boasting an enviable lifestyle, modern infrastructure and a highly sophisticated financial services industry and all within a short flight of Miami and other US cities, the Cayman Islands check all the boxes for individuals seeking to relocate to a tax-neutral jurisdiction. As a result, the Cayman Islands have evolved into an increasingly popular place of residence for internationally mobile “remote-workers” and high-net-worth individuals from around the world.

FCA consults on new consumer duty in retail financial markets

Following the April 2019 publication of its feedback statement on a duty of care and potential alternative approaches, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting until 31 July 2021 on a new Consumer Duty that would set clearer and higher expectations for firms’ standards of care towards consumers.

Tech companies: three things you should know from the 2021-22 Quebec budget

The Québec Budget 2021–2022 includes measures encouraging investment to accelerate technology adoption and strengthens several tax measures aimed at the technology sector. The three key tax measures that tech businesses and entrepreneurs should know about are discussed below.

Workplace testing and vaccinations: What employers need to know

Workplace testing has proven to be a crucial piece in the UK government’s jigsaw to get British business back on its feet. But how can businesses implement a workplace testing programme and will the vaccine roll out make a difference?

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No5’s QC appointed as Recorder in the Northern Circuit

No5 Chambers is delighted to announce that Michael Duck QC has been appointed as Recorder in the Northern Circuit. Michael Duck QC was called to the bar in in 1988 and appointed Silk in 2011. Michael is part of the Crime, Criminal Fraud & Proceeds of Crime, International Arbitration & Trade, Misconduct and Compliance and […]

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Barclays names new investment banking GC

Barclays has appointed Victoria Hardy as general counsel of its investment banking arm in the UK, Europe and Middle East, to replace Simon Croxford who was promoted to deputy legal chief in August.

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Keystone launches in the Isle of Man

Keystone Law is launching in the Isle of Man this week, the firm’s latest foray outside of mainland UK. The new firm, which effectively operates as a revenue-sharing franchising model, will advise domestic and international clients on a range of legal services including corporate and commercial, banking, finance, dispute resolution, trust, pensions, insurance and regulatory […]

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