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Bermuda to Introduce Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Legislation

The House of Assembly is returning to the Bermuda Parliament for the purpose of tabling Initial Coin Offering legislation.

Law Firm: Appleby | Published: 19 April 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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A guide to the structure of M&A deals in Bermuda

In an extract from the Global M&A Guide 2017, David Lamb of Conyers Dill & Pearman looks at Bermuda law governing the takeover (or privatisation) of public companies.

Law Firm: Conyers Dill & Pearman | Published: 04 January 2017 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

Mergers and fair value: what does it mean to a dissenting shareholder?

Shareholders in a company that is the subject of a takeover/merger have rights in the event that they dissent to the merger, most notably to have their shares purchased at a ‘fair value’ – but the meaning of fair value is different in the Cayman Islands, BVI and Bermuda, as this article explains...view abstract

Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 25 May 2016 | Practice Area: Company Administration

Terrorism’s impact upon privity of contract in Bermuda

The link between terrorism and the erosion of privity of contract in Bermuda is not immediately discernible. However, following the massive insurance and reinsurance payments for loss sustained during the 9/11 attacks, the commercial and business environment in Bermuda has proved to be the catalyst.

Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 10 May 2016 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

'Because he fears' - Supreme Court of Bermuda revisits seldom-relied upon quia timet jurisdiction

A quia timet injunction prevents a threatened wrong from being committed before it actually occurs. Applications for such relief have been rare in Bermuda in recent years, but an unreported decision confirms both the availability of such pre-emptive relief and the courts’ willingness to award it.

Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 28 April 2016 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure

Bermuda Supreme Court decision puts spotlight on issues with bringing directors’ liability claims

Greater scrutiny of applications to serve proceedings out of Bermuda is inevitable following a ruling by the island's Supreme Court. The decision also highlights an apparent gap in Bermuda’s rules, as this Harneys briefing explains.

Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 25 February 2016 | Practice Area: Directors

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10 things to know about the UK ratification of the Cape Town Convention

Whether you are an airline, lessor or financier in the aviation sector, the UK ratification of the Cape Town Convention will impact the way in which transactions are carried out in the UK aviation industry. This briefing sets out 10 key points about the UK ratification of the Cape Town Convention.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 06 November 2015 | Practice Area: Insolvency

Bermuda insolvency law in 60 seconds

Insolvency law in Bermuda is principally regulated by the Companies Act 1981 and the Companies (Winding-Up) Rules 1982, supplemented by a wide body of case law. This eleven-point guide offers a short overview of the key details of Bermuda insolvency law.

Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 05 November 2015 | Practice Area: Corporate reorganisation

Reputational value: for offshore jurisdictions, reputation counts for a lot

With onshore communities clamping down on non-compliance, reputation is key as offshore jurisdictions battle for funds work. This Legal Week supplement tackles some of the most pressing issues currently occupying the minds of lawyers in offshore markets.

Law Firm: Legal Week | Published: 04 November 2015 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Bermuda 'cat-bond' transactions: what you need to know

Bermuda has led the development of insurance-linked security products, including a robust market for catastrophe bonds. This briefing is aimed at those considering a 'cat-bond' transaction in Bermuda, covering the requirements of Bermuda law for matters relating to such transactions.

Law Firm: Conyers Dill & Pearman | Published: 02 July 2015 | Practice Area: Financial Reporting

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