Banking and Finance
This Harneys guide provides an overview of the British Virgin Islands' Approved Manager regime, which came into effect on 10 December 2012 and was amended on 2 January 2014. The guide covers the key features of the new regime and the principal elements of the application process.
Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 03 July 2015 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes
The EU Council has taken a decision to extend the validity of the so-called 'sectoral' or 'phase three' sanctions, imposed by the EU against Russia over its role in the Ukraine crisis, until 31 January 2016. The sanctions target Russia's financial, oil and defence industries, as DLA explains.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 03 July 2015 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
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: Reinsurance and Underwriting
This Linklaters briefing analyses the Greek capital controls and the practicalities of their implementation and enforcement, the impact the measures may have on the enforceability of contracts, as well as the future for Greek banks and the potential for Greece exiting the eurozone.
Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 02 July 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
Private equity houses in Europe have benefited in recent years from the availability of 'yankee' financings, but heightened regulation of leveraged loans in the US has led to some uncertainty. European private equity house must now adjust to life under the new regulatory regime, as Latham explains.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 01 July 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
Limited partnerships are an efficient structure for investment activity, and are frequently used in real estate funds, joint ventures and investment structures. This back-to-basics guide from Nabarro looks at the principal reasons for this type of vehicle's appeal.
Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 29 June 2015 | Practice Area: Partnerships and LLPs
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is considering proposals to bring into force provisions which permit the making of administration orders in relation to BVI companies. This Harneys guide examines the proposals and their potential impact.
Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 25 June 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
Sometimes what appears to be an agreement is not in fact binding, for example because it is incomplete or its terms are uncertain. Conversely, a binding agreement might be reached despite appearances to the contrary. This guide covers potential problems and sets out practical steps to minimise risk.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 25 June 2015 | Practice Area: Boilerplate
Charity trustees are responsible for the activities a charity undertakes and can be held legally accountable for their decisions. It is important that a trustee understands their duties - this briefing lists ten tips to help trustees in the everyday running and administration of their charities.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 25 June 2015 | Practice Area: Charities
Business investment relief (BIR) was introduced with effect from 6 April 2012 in an attempt to encourage UK resident but non-domiciled individuals to invest in the UK. It is a useful relief for a remittance basis taxpayer wishing to invest in the UK, as this Macfarlanes briefing explains.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 24 June 2015 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation
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