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Barrister elected to the Court of Protection Bar Association

No5 Barristers’ Chambers’ Alex Cisneros has been elected to the Committee of the newly-formed Court of Protection Bar Association. Alex will sit on the Committee alongside 13 other specialist practitioners. The Committee aims to promote, discuss and further the study, understanding and development of the Court of Protection Bar, its members and their professional interests […]

Subscription Finance Cayman Islands – Luxembourg Analysis

The Cayman Islands and Luxembourg are two of the world’s leading investment funds jurisdictions. As fund structures develop it is increasingly common to see structures that include Cayman Islands and Luxembourg vehicles. This briefing focuses on the similarities and differences between the two jurisdictions in the context of subscription credit and capital call facilities. This […]

Jersey substance proposals – the fund managers’ perspective

EU finance ministers have formally approved Jersey’s economic substance legislation by removing the jurisdiction from the “grey list” on 12 March 2019 and the Privy Council granted formal approval to the Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 2019 (the Law) on 13 March 2019. The Law takes effect from 1 January 2019. The legislation […]

Jersey substance proposals – the Banking and Finance perspective

EU finance ministers have formally approved Jersey’s economic substance legislation by removing the jurisdiction from the “grey list” on 12 March 2019 and the Privy Council granted formal approval to the Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 2019 (the Law) on 13 March 2019. The Law takes effect from 1 January 2019. The Law […]

The Equality and Human Rights Commission publishes damning review into the Grenfell Tower Fire

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has now published both its research into Grenfell residents’ access to services and support and its legal submissions to the Inquiry on the human rights implications of the fire. The Commission has also invited the Chairman to make a number of recommendations, including urgent recommendations to prevent a repetition […]

Bulgaria introduces a range of derogations from the EU GDPR

March 2019 – Bulgaria has introduced a set of specific requirements relating to the processing of personal data in addition to the requirements under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). Such specific requirements (commonly known as “derogations”) are allowed by the GDPR in certain areas, such as employment, the role of data protection […]

Two proposed amendments to Bulgaria’s Bank Insolvency Act

Two proposed amendments to Bulgaria’s Bank Insolvency Act have been introduced to harmonise local law with EU rules and to further refine the legislation March 2019 – On 22 February 2019 and 26 February 2019: two bills were introduced in the Bulgarian parliament to amend the existing Bank Insolvency Act (“Bills”). The purpose of the […]

International transactions: Agency Q&A Canada

Reproduced from Practical Law with the permission of the publishers. How is the relationship between agent and principal defined under national law? The Canadian legal system is based on the common law tradition of the United Kingdom. In this respect, common law principles in Canada, such as those found in the law of contract are […]

International transactions: Supply of goods Q&A Canada

Reproduced from Practical Law with the permission of the publisher. Canada-specific information concerning the key legal and commercial issues to be considered when drafting a supply of goods contract. General contract law framework What are the requirements under national law for a valid contract to exist? When does an agreement take effect? The Canadian legal […]

Influencer law 101: Influencer exclusivity

Influencer marketing is a powerful weapon for brands. Influencers engage with target audiences through authentic storytelling, improve brand sentiment, and so drive a successful return on investment. However, with regulatory authorities increasingly scrutinising campaigns, mitigating against potential legal, commercial and reputational damage should be considered when embarking on working with influencers on digital marketing campaigns. […]

FCA clarifies cryptoasset regulation

Compared with some other regulators globally, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been ‘hands off’ in its approach to the fast-growing and often controversial crypto industry. Draft guidance, which sets out a three-category classification approach, provides clarification – but there will likely be grey areas in practice, comment Ian Mason and Sushil Kuner. Overview In […]

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