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Appleby
The clock is ticking for exempted investment funds set up under the old legislative regime, which face an October 3 deadline to be reclassified under legislation enacted in 2013.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
2015 was another active year for the Conyers Bermuda corporate practice. Our workflow paralleled trends in the global markets, which were characterised by a buoyant M&A sector and a skittish Capital Markets environment.
Conyers Dill & Pearman
As the Solvency II Directive came into force on 1 January 2016, the grant of full equivalence to Bermuda prior to the 2015 year end provided comfort to commercial insurers and reinsurers operating from the Island.
Harneys
You've appointed your independent directors. They seem like good people, came highly recommended, have great resumes and seem interested and enthusiastic about your strategy.
OIL
For the sixth year running, the BVI has been ranked the most important jurisdiction in OIL's flagship annual market study, Offshore 2020.
Appleby
The relevant part of the arbitration clause in question read: "If a dispute cannot be settled within twenty (20) business days through negotiation, any Party may submit the dispute to binding arbitration" (our emphasis).
Maples and Calder
Importantly, under EU law, EU persons can now engage again in activities and services in Iran or with Iranian persons much more freely.
Appleby
Welcome to the fourth annual issue of Appleby's round-up of significant decisions of the courts over the course of the preceding calendar year.
Walkers
There is no doubt that Cayman Islands remain the favourite domicile for alternative investment funds globally.
Deloitte Cyprus
Cyprus tax facts has proven to be a useful tool for all businesses and individuals wishing to have up to date information on the tax environment in Cyprus.
Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC
AIFMs are required to provide the information specified in article 110 of EU Regulation 231/2013 using the pro-forma reporting template set out in Annex IV of the Regulation.
Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC
The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission ("CySEC") has issued advance notice to all the entities it regulates that it will shortly be carrying out its 2015 assessment...
Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC
In December 2015 Cyprus's tax laws were amended to temporarily exempt loan restructurings from tax in order to facilitate and encourage the restructuring of non-performing loans.
The Sovereign Group
An interview with Chris Purkiss, Director of Civil Aviation.
DQ Advocates
GVC's takeover of BWIN is one of the largest e-gaming/e-business acquisitions of 2015/2016 with a deal value of around £1.2 billion.
DQ Advocates
Last year, leading offshore law firm DQ Advocates reported on the Isle of Man High Court's judgment in the case of The Slegaby Estate Limited and Samuel George Alder v Lloyds Bank International Limited.
Baker & Partners
The case, a summary judgment application/interim payment application, provides important guidance on the discharging of the director's duty of care.
GANADO Advocates
The Insurance Distribution Directive ("IDD") was published on the Official Journal of the European Union ("OJ") on the 2nd February 2016.
GANADO Advocates
The Merchant Shipping Directorate has recently published Merchant Shipping Notice 126, drawing attention to the establishment of three emission control areas in the People's Republic of China, effective as from 1st January 2016.
Hassan Elhais
What should I do if a judge has requested witnesses during my family case? It is not recommended that witnesses seek any guidance or meeting with the representative lawyer of the party.
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Kennedys
The UAE Ministry of Labour ("the Ministry") has issued a new set of rules promulgated through new Ministerial Decrees:
DMS Offshore Investment Services
Offshore investment entities in the Cayman Islands and many other international financial centers should now start turning their attention to compliance with the Common Reporting Standard promulgated by GATCA – Global FATCA.
Maples and Calder
More than 90 jurisdictions, including all 34 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") and the G20 members...
DMS Offshore Investment Services
Fifty-three jurisdictions have agreed to automatic exchange of tax information beginning in 2017, under the OECD's Common Reporting Standard.
TMF Group
The past year has seen big changes for companies operating in the United Arab Emirates and beyond. Let's take a look at some issues and events that are likely to affect the way business is done in 2016.
Dentons Worldwide
The Ministerial Decisions, which took effect on 1 January 2016, mark a significant change in the employment contracting procedures, as well as termination and transfer of employees.
Ogier Legal Shared Services Limited
Ogier's Hong Kong office has seen a growing number of enquiries regarding family office set ups over the last year.
C.Savva & Associates Ltd
Europe has long established itself as the most sought after region in terms of high net worth immigration, accounting for over half of the total number of global citizenship applications, with the Caribbean in second place, followed by North America in third.
Ogier Legal Shared Services Limited
This case dealt with two points, both of which have come before the Royal Court before: both points however, are of general interest and are therefore worth restating.
Hassans
I have already written extensively about the case of Compson v FSC & Weal V FSC involving an appeal against certain decisions of the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission ("FSC") , unreported, 29th April 2015, and therefore for the purposes of this briefing note, I will assume that the background is known to readers.
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