January 16, 2021

Protection from prying eyes: Trusts in the Cayman Islands

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By Bernadette Carey From Carey Olsen While the flaunting of one’s wealth remains a common pastime for many of the world’s well-heeled, increasingly so in the age of social media, the majority of private clients wish to remain just that – private. However, remaining discreet and keeping personal affairs under wraps can be a huge […]

The future of the UK Overseas Territories inquiry – Foreign Affairs Committee’s Inquiry

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From Leonardo Raznovich I felt compelled to expand my written evidence in relation to this inquiry in particular after the unanimous decision of the Bermudian Court of Appeal which confirmed the illegality of the Domestic Partnership Act 2018 passed by the Bermudian government last February with the complicity of the UK government.   The Foreign […]

Trademarks v. artistic freedom

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Trademarks versus artistic freedom of expression: milestone referral for preliminary ruling By Olivier Vrins, Jeroen Muyldermans Contributed by ALTIUS Intellectual Property Belgium From ILO In a high-profile trademark infringement case involving Moët Hennessey Champagne Services (MHCS) – owner of the famous Champagne brand Dom Pérignon – and a Belgian painter, the courts were asked to […]

Brexit: the threat to LGBTI rights in the UK

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By Paul Crick From International Bas Association Tuesday 6 March 2018 Much of the coverage devoted to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill making its way through Parliament suggests it has one aim: ensuring all EU law is taken into UK law to avoid any legal gaps when the UK leaves the EU on 29 March […]

Letter to FT From Anthony Travers May 16 2016

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From Financial Times UK Sir, Toby Quantrill of Christian Aid (“UK can take lead on regulation of tax havens”, May 12) seeks to perpetuate an unsustainable myth. A cursory review of the publicly available information would have revealed the true position. The British government has, as a matter of public record, already done a very […]

Protesters force closure of Bermuda’s House of Assembly

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From Jamaica Observer HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — Bermuda’s House of Assembly remained closed yesterday after legislators were locked out by protesters who formed a human ring around the building in a continuing protest against government’s proposed Pathways to Status initiative. Politicians were due to debate the controversial bill but an estimated 1,500 protesters, who stayed […]