Welcome to Walkers' 2020 Fundamentals White Paper Series, in which we discuss certain trends identifiable among the hedge funds and private equity funds that we helped our clients launch over the last twelve months.
The International Tax Co-Operation (Economic Substance) Law (Revised) and its associated regulations and guidance (the "Law") requires that certain entities ensure that where they receive income in respect of certain "Relevant Activities".
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On 10 November 2020, the European Data Protection Board ("EDPB") adopted two sets of recommendations on the transfer of personal data from the European ...
In the event of a no-deal Brexit, EU citizens' residency rights may no longer be protected by primary legislation.
Germany-based SSW Group has launched its flagship private cryptocurrency fund, advised by leading Gibraltar law firm and FinTech experts ISOLAS LLP.
The transition period (or "implementation" period) will come to an end on the 31st December 2020 under the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement, after which, Gibraltar individuals and businesses will no longer have access to the benefits previously provided by EU rights.
HM Government of Gibraltar has introduced the Financial Services (Specified EEA Insurers) (Temporary Exemption) Regulations 2020.
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In Re Ando Credit Limited  HKCFI 2775 ("Re Ando"), the Hong Kong Companies Court recently appointed provisional liquidators over a Hong Kong company, Ando Credit Limited, in novel circumstances with potentially significant consequences.
Investigations ("SFC investigations") by the Securities and Futures ("SFC") Enforcement Division are formal enquiries into possible wrongdoing
The London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") has been in use as the key interest rate benchmark for a wide range of financial products worldwide.
When there is a dispute as to the validity of an arbitration clause, which authority should the party go to? The court or the arbitral tribunal?
Since our last update on cash box structures at the start of April 2020 (see Jersey cash box structures: a fast route to funding) the UK economy has endured a turbulent Q2 and Q3. According to...
On 12 November 2020, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a report presenting its analysis and conclusions on the readiness of certain investment funds...
The year 2020 commenced in much the same way as most years do, but it quickly became apparent that the world needed to brace for the unexpected.
By virtue of L.N. 291 of 2020, the Real Estate Agents, Property Brokers and Property Consultants Act, 2020 (Chapter 615 of the Laws of Malta) ("Act")...
On the 20th of November, the new Malta Citizenship by Direct Investment regulations were published by the Maltese Government.
AXIS Fiduciary Ltd
We are delighted to share with you the interview of Mr. Jean Claude Permal, our Executive Director and Chief Operation Officer and Mr. Husayn Sassa, our Head of Fund Administration & Investor Services in the November issue ...
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The UAE has relaxed the rules regarding Tourist Visas as part of their Expo 2020 objective.
News reports published on 23 November 2020 (for more information see the Emirates News Agency's press release and Gulf News' report) made the exciting announcement that the United Arab Emirates...