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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 […]

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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

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