This week is Data Privacy Week, an occasion championed by the National Cybersecurity Alliance, the American non-profit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness.
The regulatory and risk advisory landscape is heating up for 2022 in Bermuda with a number of legal and regulatory changes on the horizon.
British Virgin Islands
On 18 January, His Excellency the Governor, Mr. John Rankin, delivered his first Speech from the Throne and the ears of the financial services industry pricked as we heard that:
We predict that in 2022 BVI will continue to be the go to jurisdiction for clients who want a fast and efficient route to market.
In this first video, Mike Akkawi, Lauren Hulme, Nick Germanakos and Eunice Kwon provide a brief introduction to the video series, followed by a discussion of preliminary fund formation considerations...
In the third installment of our first-time funds series, private equity lawyers Shannon Gotfrit and Cal Hunter unpack marketing first-time funds and tips in promoting funds to prospective buyers, including:
Lawson Lundell LLP
Twenty years ago, a really entertaining movie came out called "Catch Me if You Can", which featured Leonardo DiCaprio as a con artist who found work as a doctor, lawyer, and pilot by forging his credentials.
We also predict continued growth in the local financial services community as COVID has caused many to consider implementing substantive operations in the jurisdiction.
The China National Intellectual Property Administration recently released the Measures for Rapid Examination of Trademark Applications (for Trial Implementation) ("the Measures")...
aOver the past month, two significant decisions were issued by the French and Austrian data protection authorities (‘DPAs') respectively. Although based on different aspects of data protection law, both decisions...
On 31 January 2020, the UK left the EU under the terms set out in the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union...
The law is being written now and the GFSC are designing the regulatory rules and licensing regime that will apply to virtual asset service providers in Guernsey.
Traditionally, India has been recognized among the most notable
cash denominated jurisdictions in the world
Developments during 2021, such as the EU Capital Requirements Directive updates and the new Investment Firms Directive...
and Regulation will continue to be bedded in.
We are increasingly being asked to advise on money transmission
services, and the licensing regimes in Jersey and Guernsey.
The Malta Financial Services Authority has published a circular with some updates on the procedures to be followed when seeking approval for admissibility to listing on a regulated market, and for prospectus approvals (the "Circular").
Tilleke & Gibbins
The Energy Generating Authority of Thailand has launched a pilot project to study the energy consumption and the economic, social, and environmental impact of electric motorcycle taxis, as well as the behavior of drivers and passengers.
With the development of adequate technology and the acceleration of distance engagement in various sectors due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Turkey has been implementing new laws to set the legal infrastructure for actions ...
Martyn was one of the 22 people killed in the Manchester Arena attached in 2017, as a result, his mother started a petition for tougher security measures.
Exoskeletons are commonly seen in spinal cord injury cases. However a recent study from researchers at the University of Utah has considered their use for patients with an above knee amputation.