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  • EU grey list: Cayman issues draft economic substance legislation

    Artículo

    Enviado: 12 December 2018

    The Cayman Islands has published a Bill which will require certain businesses to satisfy local economic substance requirements in order to meet international tax standards.

  • Green bonds: a flourishing market

    Artículo

    Enviado: 05 November 2018

    The market is gaining momentum with increased sovereign, supranational and corporate issuances, and growing government support.

  • Avoiding Pitfalls in International M&A

    Artículo

    Enviado: 18 October 2018

    The following is a list of topics you will frequently come across in international M&A or restructuring projects. It goes without saying that neither the list, nor the examples of the countries illustrating a topic are exhaustive. If you are handling an international deal and looking for answers on foreign legal matters one or the other item of this watchlist will hopefully be of assistance - or it may at least help determining the right questions to ask.

  • FSB report sets out framework to monitor crypto-asset markets Acceso restringido

    Artículo

    Enviado: 20 July 2018

    On 16 July 2018, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a report to the G20 on work by the FSB and other standard-setting bodies on crypto-assets.

  • Hedge Fund Vista webinar - 11 July 2018

    Seminario web

    Enviado: 11 July 2018

    In this session we discuss SMCR - what hedge fund managers need to know, ESG funds and ERISA constraints, Cayman Islands AML Update - checklist for 30 September deadline.

  • US Court overturns Department of Labor Fiduciary Advice Rule

    Artículo

    Enviado: 29 June 2018

    The ERISA advice fiduciary rules that were the subject of our Q&A in April 2017 have been overturned by a US Court. The effect of this is that funds can once again accept subscriptions from certain affected ERISA and benefit plan investors without requiring such investors to be “professionally advised”. Investment managers can therefore remove certain representations and restrictions from their funds’ documents.

  • EU blocking statute on Iran-related nuclear sanctions released

    Artículo

    Enviado: 14 June 2018

    The EU Commission has now "adopted" the much awaited EU blocking statute. What does it do? In short it seeks to provide protection to EU-based companies from engaging in sanctions-compliant business with Iran. It is in effect the EU trying to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive despite the withdrawal by the US. This article highlights the key features of the recent action.

  • Remote control: Public registers of beneficial ownership for offshore companies

    Artículo

    Enviado: 13 June 2018

    The UK has passed a new law designed to require many companies in its overseas territories, such as the Cayman Islands, to make their beneficial ownership registers publicly available. The law will be fiercely resisted by the overseas territories.

  • IndInfravit privately goes public in India

    Artículo

    Enviado: 23 May 2018

    In early May 2018, IndInfravit Trust, an Indian infrastructure investment trust, or InvIT, completed its initial global offering of 314,500,000 trust units, raising gross proceeds of Rs. 31.45bn (approximately US$485m). The offering was only the third by an InvIT under the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Infrastructure Investment Trusts) Regulations, 2014, and was the first to be done on a private placement basis, though the units were listed for trading on the National Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange.

  • The fight against financial crime: sanctions

    Artículo

    Enviado: 23 May 2018

    In this series of articles, we focus on different areas of financial crime, taking an incisive look at current regulation and what we can expect over the course of 2018. In this fifth edition we take a look at sanctions, including the UK's approach to sanctions post-Brexit and the growing divide between US and EU foreign policy.

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