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Qatar: diplomatic ties severed – implications for business

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain have severed diplomatic ties with, and transport links to, Qatar. This article looks at initial issues that companies may take into consideration to ensure business continuity.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 13 June 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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£7.5 million security for costs awarded against foreign litigation funder

In a judgment handed down on 23 May 2017 in The RBS Rights Issue Litigation [2017] EWHC 1217 (Ch), the court ordered a BVI registered litigation funder to pay £7.5 million security for costs.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 02 June 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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Asset-stripping of judgment debtors, freezing injunctions, the limits of tortious liability and reflective loss

David Lewis QC and Richard Greenberg report on Marex Financial Limited v Carlos Sevilleja Garcia [2017] EWHC 918 (Comm).

Law Firm: 20 Essex Street | Published: 04 May 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

The flashpoints hindering gender parity in law: a best practice guide to improving diversity

Diversity is rising up the agenda for law firms, with more and more GCs now demanding a better gender balance among their external advisers. This report, which looks at some of the flashpoints hindering progress, includes a best practice checklist for firms aiming to boost diversity among their ranks...view abstract

Law Firm: ALM Intelligence | Published: 20 April 2017 | Practice Area: Career development

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Cayman Islands: CRS notification and reporting deadlines extended

On 3 March 2017 the Cayman Islands announced that the 2017 deadlines for notification and reporting obligations under the Common Reporting Standard regulations will be extended by two months.

Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 24 March 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Contingent liabilities: points for the Cayman Islands voluntary liquidator to consider

This briefing explains why contingent liability is a matter for careful consideration by a voluntary liquidator and sets out the key challenges for Cayman liquidators.

Law Firm: Grant Thornton | Published: 17 March 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Budget 2017 - Transfers to overseas pension schemes

The introduction of a new tax charge that will apply to certain transfers to Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes will require action by trustees of UK occupational pension schemes.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 14 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Importation of yachts into the BVI

The primary issues that a person intending to import a yacht into the BVI needs to consider are import duties and satisfaction of any applicable regulatory/licensing requirements.

Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 09 March 2017 | Practice Area: Transport

Foundation Companies in the Cayman Islands

The Foundation Companies Bill, 2016 seeks to introduce a new type of corporate vehicle in the Cayman Islands, the Foundation Company.

Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 07 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

One last chance to take advantage of offshore trusts?

The clock is ticking towards April 2017 when the new rules affecting the status of non-domiciled but UK resident individuals as set out in Finance Bill 2017 will take full force and effect.

Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 24 February 2017 | Practice Area: Succession Planning and Trusts

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