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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 […]

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