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The old saying goes that necessity is the mother of invention, and this has perhaps never been better demonstrated than throughout 2020. ‘Necessity’ here is the lockdown resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. ‘Invention’ is demonstrated by the rapid pace with which we have all had to pivot our approach to day-to-day business, strategy and technology in response to the pandemic.

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International law firm Paul Hastings, in collaboration with The Lawyer, conducted research seeking to determine trends in the rapidly evolving world of transatlantic acquisition finance. Insights for the project were gained through interviews and two roundtable discussions involving partners, heads of leveraged finance, in-house legal counsel and deal execution professionals from a diverse range of […]

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Voluntary disclosures program update – The new normal

The Canada Revenue Agency voluntary disclosures program (VDP) has been around for decades. While the VDP has changed periodically, perhaps the most significant change occurred when the new Information Circular IC00-1R6, initially published on December 15, 2017, became effective on 1 March 2018.

Section 160 liability – Damis Properties Inc. v. The Queen

In Damis Properties Inc. v. The Queen, the Tax Court of Canada (TCC) found subsection 160(1) of the Income Tax Act inapplicable because the appellants and their former subsidiaries were dealing at arm’s length at the time of the transfer of the subject property. The TCC further concluded that, even if subsection 160(1) applied, the liability of the appellants under paragraph 160(1)(e) was nil because they gave fair market value consideration.

Private wealth – the potential for impact

“It is good to have money and the things money can buy, but its good too to check up once in a while and make sure you haven’t lost the things money can’t buy.” – George Lorimer

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Developments on hold, trips to the High Court, nutrient credit schemes… Ever since a European Court of Justice ruling in November 2018, being nitrate neutral has caused headaches and blockages for developers and planners.

Bermuda: Three-day registration for special purpose insurers issuing bonds

Bermuda has always provided an efficient process for insurance submissions of all classes, with applications being approved in under two weeks. On 20 August 2021, the Bermuda Monetary Authority issued a notice announcing that enhancements have been made to allow further streamlining of the registration process for Restricted Special Purpose Insurers (“R-SPI”). Now, the licensing and registration processes of R-SPI registrants whose business model is to issue bonds (e.g. catastrophe bonds and mortgage bonds) will be consolidated and registrants can be fully registered within three business days.

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London asset management services provider Curzon Advisers has hired a Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) partner as head of legal. Corporate partner Dylan McKenzie has left the firm after more than fourteen years, having previously been a senior associate and then ascending to the partnership in the ranks of legacy Berwin Leighton Paisner. He specialises […]

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