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Protection from prying eyes: Trusts in the Cayman Islands

While the flaunting of one’s wealth remains a common pastime for many of the world’s well-heeled, increasingly so in the age of social media, the majority of private clients wish to remain just that – private. However, remaining discreet and keeping personal affairs under wraps can be a huge challenge when litigation looms large on […]

Retail funds in Portugal: regulatory overview

This Q&A is part of the global guide to investment funds. It provides a high level overview of retail investment funds in Portugal, looking at both retail funds and hedge funds. Areas covered include a market overview, legislation and regulation, marketing, managers and operators, restrictions and requirements, tax and upcoming reform.To compare answers across multiple […]

Hedge funds in Portugal: regulatory overview

A Q&A guide to hedge funds law in Portugal. This Q&A is part of the global guide to hedge funds. It provides a high level overview of hedge funds in Portugal. Areas covered include a market overview, legislation and regulation, marketing, managers and operators, restrictions and requirements, tax; private placement rules and upcoming reform. To […]

New research reveals risks to UK mid size businesses

The contribution of just under 30,000 businesses with an annual turnover of £10m to £149million is seriously at risk from a lack of identity, shortage of skills and talent and macro-economic uncertainty, a new benchmark report has revealed. Released today, the report uses an unprecedented range of intelligence about UK mid size businesses’ priorities, strengths […]

Online pricing, unfair practices and consumer protection

By Gwendoline Davies High street jeweller H Samuel has been fined for providing misleading pricing information online. The case highlights both what retailers can and can’t do when it comes to posting prices and promotions; and a new national and international drive towards the enforcement of consumer protection laws. Retail and Commercial Dispute Resolution specialist Gwendoline […]

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The final piece of the conditional fees jigsaw is in place. On 3 July, the Rules and Practice Direction came into force to give substance to the provisions of the Access to Justice Act and its associated regulations, which had a commencement date of 1 April. The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (Apil) fought hard […]

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While more UK firms open offices in The Netherlands, the Belgian market has failed to attract the big City firms looking at further European expansion. The Lawyer reports on how the City is now looking beyond Brussels There may be Benelux firms, but there is no such thing as a uniform Benelux culture – at […]

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Linklaters & Alliance is emerging as the major casualty in a spate of postponed internet IPOs – losing an estimated £1m in fees. The firm is acting as adviser on two out of the four major IPOs which have been delayed in the second quarter of this year. These include Yes TV, which planned a […]

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