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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.
Envoy Global, Inc.
On 1 Dec. 2021, the government of Bermuda approved amendments to the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act 1956. The changes to this Act went into place on 1 Jan. 2022.
British Virgin Islands
Collas Crill
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.
Cayman Islands
We also predict continued growth in the local financial services community as COVID has caused many to consider implementing substantive operations in the jurisdiction.
Envoy Global, Inc.
The Cayman Islands will move to phase five of the country's reopening plan...
Despite the challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 has been an incredibly impressive year for the global subscription credit and fund finance markets.
European Union
WH Partners
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...
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.
We are increasingly being asked to advise on money transmission services, and the licensing regimes in Jersey and Guernsey.
ELVINGER HOSS PRUSSEN, société anonyme
In Decision n°2021-C-03 of 16 December 2021, the Council analysed whether the acquisition of a minority shareholding in the capital of a competitor constitutes a violation of competition rules.
Envoy Global, Inc.
On 20 Jan. 2022, the government of the Philippines introduced new travel measures for Filipino travelers who recently recovered from COVID-19 but continue to test positive...
United Arab Emirates
Envoy Global, Inc.
Updated travel guidance and rules for travelers entering the UAE beginning 21 Jan. 2022
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle
On 14 September 2021, Decree No. 34 of 2021 Concerning the Dubai International Arbitration Centre was issued by Dubai's Ruler, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (the "Decree").
Abdo Rafiq & Partners
On 20 September 2021, the UAE issued the new Federal Law No. 46 of 2021 on Electronic Transactions and Trust Services ("ETL") which replaces the old Federal Law No. 1 of 2006...
Abdo Rafiq & Partners
As part of the Dubai government's permanent endeavor to facilitate legal procedures for foreigners residing in the Emirate of Dubai, Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum...
The key talking points from a regulatory perspective revolve around new legislation expected across our key jurisdictions and impacting investment funds, virtual assets and corporates.
Travers Thorp Alberga
In this webinar we will be discussing the diverse liquidity options and structural considerations of Cayman Islands funds.
The team at Appleby are globally recognised as leaders in the fund finance sector and have advised on a variety of different financing structures involving funds that have ranged from a ...
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