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The Court of Appeal has held that a misinterpretation of the law and a miscalculation of statutory time limits does not justify a relief from sanction.
2016 was an incredibly hard year for the hedge fund industry. One industry statistic has suggested that new fund launches were 40% down on 2015, with the number of new funds...
In Batista, the Grand Court has clarified that the scope of the statutory jurisdiction to grant a freezing order in support of foreign proceedings may extend to a person outside the jurisdiction...
Cayman Finance
The Cayman economy has been on a steady upward trajectory in recent years: in 2011-2015, GDP growth averaged 1.7 percent, slightly higher than the potential GDP growth of 1.6 percent.
On 7 February 2017 the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 (the "Nairobi Convention") was given legal effect in the Cayman Islands through the Merchant Shipping...
In a recent interview with HFM Week, Harneys Partner Ian Gobin compared Cayman and US funds and discusses how Cayman continues to lead the market.
Independent Corporate Services Ltd
On 27th April 2016 the Cayman Islands passed legislation introducing a Limited Liability Company regime.
Chevalier & Sciales
On January 30, the European Securities and Markets Authority issued an opinion on the minimum principles that management companies must apply when establishing different UCITS share classes.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Likewise, eligible Mainland investors may trade in eligible shares listed on SEHK through SZSE via a Southbound Hong Kong Trading Link.
Mayer Brown JSM
Asia's legal and human resources advisors are often required to function across multiple jurisdictions. Staying on top of employment-related legal developments is important but can be challenging
KPMG Luxembourg
How have the roles and responsibilities of audit committees ("ACs") changed in the wake of new regulation that has recently become effective?
Cambra La Duke & Co
Panama won a judgment at the WTO last year after complaining about Colombian tariffs on textiles, clothes and shoes.
Cambra La Duke & Co
Colombia dijo en su momento que impuso esos aranceles para combatir el lavado de dinero y el contrabando.
Hassan Elhais
My husband abandoned me and my baby and he did not pay a single dirham for the delivery, so I want to know the consequences for him if I file a case against him.
Field Fisher
Earlier this month, the Saudi Arabian Government approved the Unified Agreement for Value Added Tax ("Unified Agreement").
Clyde & Co
Seconding employees into the UAE and Qatar to perform work for local entities continues to be a hot topic.
Clyde & Co
Please see below a roundup of other developments in the Kingdom in relation to the National Budget and Workforce Nationalisation.
Clyde & Co
Emiratisation quotas in the UAE have been in place since 1998 following the introduction of Ministerial Decision No. 10 of 1998 which set an Emiratisation quota of 4% in the banking sector.
Clyde & Co
When Hanjin Shipping went into administration in late 2016, reportedly over 500,000 containers were stranded or arrested at ports worldwide, including many in the Middle East.
Hassan Elhais
After a fight with my husband, I tried to commit suicide and cut my wrist.
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A United States intelligence report has recently confirmed that cyber hacking took place during the 2016 US presidential elections, in an attempt to influence the outcome.
KPMG Luxembourg
A blockchain (also called distributed ledger technology or DLT) is essentially a permanent and immutable record of transactions – in real time – within a network.
The British High Commission in Mauritius organised Wednesday 25 January 2017, jointly with the Financial Services Promotion Agency and the Board of Investment, the first ever UK-Mauritius fintech conference.
Maples and Calder
In your jurisdiction, what pre-entrpy estate and gift tax planning can be undertaken? There are no estate or gift taxes in the British Virgin Islands.
iGlobal Law
Online registration requirement: As of January 1, 2017, companies with over 1,000 staff must register with Tas'heel online. 'Tas'heel' is the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation service provider, which processes work permits.
G M Corporate and Fiduciary Services Limited
In light of an opposition procedure under Article 8 of the European Union Trade Mark Regulation, one must assess the similarity between marks to establish the possibility of finding...
As demands for more standardised levels of compliance grow internationally, Mark Le Ray of Saffery Champness Registered Fiduciaries looks at the ways in which firms and their clients are preparing.
Withers LLP
The Financial Services and Treasury Bureau in Hong Kong has recently issued a consultation paper putting forward proposals to enhance the transparency of beneficial ownership of Hong Kong companies...
Kinanis LLC
The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) has been initiated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) aiming at improving international tax compliance and preventing tax evasion, through the automatic exchange of information between the countries that implement CRS.
G M Corporate and Fiduciary Services Limited
The European Union ('EU') has attempted to establish a unitary regime to provide for a single filing system for trade mark registration through the inception of the Community Trade Mark Regulation...
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