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In today’s day and age every individual, business and family has a portfolio of digital assets. Regardless of whether you actively seek to build or develop this, simply existing and functioning in the digital age creates a portfolio of information. It is essential that you take control of this portfolio – before someone else does – and make it work to your advantage.

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The sustainability of green financing

Maples Group acted for Xiaomi Corporation in connection with Xiaomi’s offering of US$800,000,000 2.875% Senior Bonds Due 2031 and US$400,000,000 4.100% Senior Green Bonds Due 2051 issued by Xiaomi Best Time International Limited, incorporated in Hong Kong and unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by Xiaomi Corporation, a company controlled through weighted voting rights and incorporated in the Cayman Islands and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The green bonds offering marked Xiaomi’s initial foray into the world of green financing and more broadly Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). The proceeds of the green bonds are earmarked for ‘Eligible Projects’ within Xiaomi’s finance framework aimed at positive environmental and social benefits. Their framework follows the green bonds and loan guidelines of the International Capital Markets Association.

Guernsey consolidates economic substance and extends it to partnerships

Guernsey has brought partnerships into scope of economic substance requirements for accounting periods commencing on or after 1 January 2022, although partnerships formed on or after 1 July 2021 will be in scope immediately on formation where they conduct activities that trigger the economic substance requirements.


This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 17 May 2015

Last week’s election shocked the public, newsreaders and pollsters alike as the Conservatives won a majority and three party leaders stepped down. Austerity will again be the buzzword for the next five years but the Tories have made many other promises in the run-up to the election. One is a referendum on the UK’s membership […]


Freshfields and Shearman lead Integrated Diagnostics Holdings’ IPO

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Shearman & Sterling have picked up top roles in the IPO of healthcare business Integrated Diagnostics Holdings, with the company valued at $668m. The transaction was led by Freshfields corporate partner Stuart Grider in London, as well as Dubai partner Pervez Akhtar. They were assisted by partner Christopher Mort and associates […]

James Berry of Serjeant’s Inn elected to Parliament

James Berry has been elected to Parliament for the Kingston and Surbiton constituency. It is Berry’s intention to maintain a professional practice to the extent that his Parliamentary and constituency duties permit, the likelihood being that he will be available for advisory work during Parliamentary sittings and also for trial work during recesses.

£575m Taiwanese property buy in London, advised by Ogier

Ogier has advised Taiwan-based insurer Cathay Life on the acquisition of The Walbrook Building in the City of London for a headline price of £575m. The firm’s Jersey team worked alongside Berwin Leighton Paisner in the UK to complete the deal, which is the latest example of the growing presence of Taiwanese investors in UK […]

Eversheds helps Swedish construction company win public tender battle

Swedish construction company Hansa Bygg has signed a public contract with the Municipality of Kalmar in the southeast of Sweden for the construction of a new fire station. The total project costs are estimated at SEK130m (£10m) The signed contract marks the end of an 18 month-tender battle with cancelled tender processes and several judicial reviews. […]

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