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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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Freshfields staff in line for increased bonuses

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has added extra money to its firmwide bonuses for the financial year 2020/21, The Lawyer understands. Following the decision to unfreeze UK salaries last year, the firm had pledged to make additional catch-up payments as full compensation for the Covid-related move. Now, the magic circle firm has added another financial reward by […]

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Clifford Chance delays start date for new flexible working policy

Clifford Chance is postponing the implementation of its long-term UK remote working policy, in light of potential changes in the Government roadmap. The magic circle firm has communicated internally that its policy will kick off in September rather than June. The Lawyer revealed the new arrangements in late April, which were announced as the firm […]

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