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Cayman Islands director 2022 registration and licensing

This advisory provides guidance for those directors who are registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) under the Directors Registration and Licensing Act (Revised) as a result of being appointed as a director of a ‘covered entity’ (a Cayman Islands investment fund registered with CIMA under the Mutual Funds Act or an entity, such as an investment manager, that is registered as a ‘registered person’ under the Securities Investment Business Act).

History repeating: a trustee de son tort in Jersey

Becoming a trustee, or ceasing to act in that capacity, is one which will be familiar to all professionals in the offshore trust industry. It is vital that the process is carried out in a manner which is consistent with the interests of the beneficiaries, and complies with the relevant mechanism for the retirement and appointment of trustees.

2022: The outlook from offshore

After a game-changing 2020 and busy year in 2021, Ogier partner in Asia, Nathan Powell, is optimistic about the outlook for 2022. As global head of Corporate law at Ogier, Hong Kong-based Nathan told Asian Legal Business that 2021 has been a busy year overall, especially with mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity.

Snapshot: Enforcement of security in the BVI

In relation to a secured party enforcing its rights under a mortgage or charge of shares in a BVI company, the secured party will typically exercise its rights under BVI law to sell the shares or to appoint a receiver in respect of them.

Snapshot: Supreme Court holds no attribution where director’s “secret” profits in issue

The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court has recently delivered helpful guidance on the principles to be applied when dealing with attribution of knowledge between a company and its wrongdoing directors; particularly in the context of breaches of duty by directors in exploiting corporate opportunities belonging to the company to receive secret profits.

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Ashurst to tweak billable hour system in NewLaw drive

Ashurst has started a new project to expand the hours delivered by lawyers through NewLaw capabilities to 10 per cent of their production hours by 2023. The project, called ‘legal transformation programme’, will set a target to ensure lawyers increase the amount of hours in which they use the firm’s Ashurst Advance innovation offering on […]

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Wilson Sonsini adds fourth tech partner in London

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has added a new partner to its London offering, bringing in the chief operating officer of The US tech-focused outfit has hired Joshua Kaplan, who spent three years at the online payments provider. He will help the firm deepen its relationships in the fintech market, assisting startups internationally as […]

RPC leads on launch of Facebook’s oversight board

RPC has acted for Facebook on the creation of its independent oversight board, which has launched just in time for the US general election. The oversight board is intended to serve as an independent check on the social media giant’s moderation decisions. It is composed of independent members from around the world, who will make final and […]

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