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Maples Group
The BVI Commercial Court provided welcome guidance on the standing of an appointing party to interfere in a receivership.
Walkers
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council has handed down judgment in the case of Chu v Lau [2020] UKPC 24 (on appeal from the British Virgin Islands) on 12 October 2020.
Cayman Islands
Maples Group
Global travel bans and lengthy quarantine periods in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic have created another challenge for operators of many investment funds.
Conyers
Version 3.0 of the Cayman Islands guidance notes ("Guidance") on the Cayman Islands' economic substance legislation provides additional assistance in interpreting the...
Ogier
Cayman does not have an equivalent to the English concept of the company administration or to the Chapter 11 process in the United States.
Cayman Islands Government
The Cayman Islands Government will propose legislative changes relating to limited liability partnerships (LLPs), prior to the legislation becoming operational this year.
Cyprus
Perfect Circle Trust
Companies of foreign interest registered in the Republic of Cyprus, including former offshore companies and Cyprus shipping companies, are entitled to employ third country nationals under specific circumstances, as described below.
European Union
Collas Crill
1 October 2020 saw the first announcement of a company intending to list on the International Property Securities Exchange (IPSE), the world's first securities exchange developed exclusively...
Hong Kong
Timothy Loh
Hedge fund managers, private equity sponsors and other asset managers as well as brokers, dealers, wealth managers and other providers of investment services and investment products are often keen...
Timothy Loh
Directors of Hong Kong companies under cashflow pressure or financial distress should be aware that as their companies approach insolvency...
Isle of Man
DQ Advocates
DQ Advocates is a leading Isle of Man-based law firm with an international reach, offering a full range of legal, regulatory and tax services to a local and global client base.
Jersey
Maples Group
Expert legal commentary and analysis on the key issues and developments in private equity in Jersey.
Carey Olsen
A limited partnership seeks to combine the flexibility and "tax transparency" offered by a partnership structure with the benefits, for limited partners, ...
Luxembourg
Maples Group
Expert legal commentary and analysis on the key issues and developments in private equity in Luxembourg.
ELVINGER HOSS PRUSSEN, société anonyme
Luxembourg companies can continue to hold shareholder meetings and meetings of management bodies exclusively in digital form.
Malta
Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates
The law makes a difference between endorsed bills of exchange and those which are not endorsed. This was held in a judgement delivered by Mr Justice Robert Mangion on 1 September 2020 in...
GTG Advocates
Applicants interested in acquiring a VFA Service Provider license must satisfy several requirements, one of which is the appointment of a Compliance Officer (CO).
Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates
COVID-19 has created chaos across the board. Everyone has had to learn how to adapt in the circumstances and this has presented a number of challenges.
GTG Advocates
Under Article 218 of the Companies Act, any creditor or creditors can, by means of an application, request the court for the winding up of a company.
Ogier
Take-private transactions have long been a feature of the legal landscape in the Cayman Islands, whether as a tool for acquiring a company or in order to re-list the company on a more favourable...
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