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In 2013, IT engineer James Howells was cleaning out his house. He had two identical hard drives: one he put in a safe place, the other he threw away.
British Virgin Islands
O'Neal Webster
When section 83 A of the British Virgin Islands' Trustee Act came into effect in 2004 the jurisdiction was regarded as having the most sophisticated and well thought-out ‘firewall' offering available, but, since then,...
O'Neal Webster
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has enacted innovative new trust legislation which includes provisions conferring on the BVI court an additional power to vary BVI trusts.
Cayman Islands
Maples Group
Cayman Islands entities tend to use market-standard documentation for all types of derivatives transactions. The 1992 and 2002 ISDA Master Agreements...
As you may be aware, 31 July 2022 is the next deadline for CRS and FATCA reporting with the Cayman Department for International Tax Cooperation (DITC), followed closely by the 15 September 2022 CRS Compliance Form deadline.
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC
Το καλοκαίρι του 1974, η κυπριακή εταιρεία KMC...
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC has an established record in providing high quality services to private clients and high net worth individuals. Ensuring that our Private Client Team is fully cognisant...
European Union
An important decision was given yesterday striking down a German provision that required foreign investors to demonstrate "no offset" of German withholding taxes ("WHT") in order to get a refund.
Guernsey's fiduciary sector was one of the first in the world to be comprehensively regulated. Since April 2001, subject to a narrow range of exemptions, anyone offering trust and corporate services...
Hong Kong
Herbert Smith Freehills
In the recent decision of Royal Bank of Scotland International Ltd (Respondent) v JP SPC 4 and another (Appellants) (Isle of Man) [2022] UKPC 18, ...
Herbert Smith Freehills
The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has proposed a number of sweeping enforcement-related reforms which would significantly enhance the SFC's ability...
Debevoise & Plimpton
On 10 June 2022, the Securities and Futures Commission (the "SFC") launched a two-month consultation ("Consultation") on proposed enforcement-related amendments to the...
Mayer Brown
Mayer Brown Banking & Finance partner Vincent Sum and associate Sylvia Leung contributed to the Hong Kong chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide - Derivatives 2021, which was recently published and is now live.
Herbert Smith Freehills
The Hong Kong High Court has recently granted proprietary remedies over bitcoins that were misappropriated by a fraudulent agent in Nico Constantijn Antonius Samara v Stive Jean Paul Dan [2022] HKCFI 1254.
Dennemeyer Group
While all Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan (MENAP) countries follow the Nice Classification (NCL) in one way or another, there are some peculiarities regarding its ...
Ganado Advocates
On 30 March 2022, the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit ("FIAU") published the results of the thematic reviews conducted on company service providers ("CSPs").
CSB Group
Gaming operators have an obligation at law to segregate and protect their players'/customers' funds. This obligation is not only locally imposed but it has also achieved international standing around the globe.
United Arab Emirates
Lewis Silkin
Is the UAE the place to be and what is it about the country that is attracting such a global influx...
United Trademark & Patent Services
The Cabinet of Ministers Resolution No. (6) of 2022 regarding the Executive Regulations of Federal Law No. (11) of 2021 regarding the Regulation and Protection of Industrial Property Rights was published on...
Since the inception of Walkers' Global Fintech Group in 2017, the virtual assets and blockchain sectors have grown materially and become increasingly sophisticated.
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