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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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HSBC has brought in an associate general counsel of M&A from AXA. Shawn Carrington has joined the bank as associate GC of group M&A, eight months after the position was vacated by Graham Kirk. Kirk moved to British aerospace manufacturing company Cobham, where he serves as GC and company secretary, last October. At HSBC, Kirk […]

Sidley rejuvenates City PE team after partner exits

Sidley Austin has opted to hire a group of associates to bulk up its private equity team, rather than a star lateral, after the raid by Goodwin Procter last year. The City office of the US firm embarked on the recruitment effort after the departure of private equity duo Chris Iwasko and Erik Dahl to […]

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White & Case hands PE leadership role to Brussels partner

Ahead of the departure of Ian Bagshaw this summer, White & Case has appointed a Brussels-based partner as its new co-head of global private equity. Thierry Bosly has been named in the role, having led the firm’s Belgium and Luxembourg transactional practices. He joined White & Case in 2003 from Linklaters. Bosly will lead the group […]

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