December 15, 2019

Appointments to the Panel of Acting Cayman Islands Grand Court Judges

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His Excellency the Governor, Martyn Roper, OBE, is pleased to announce the appointments of Her Honour Judge Aileen Downey, Simon Russell Flint, QC, and Hugh Southey, QC to the Panel of Acting Grand Court Judges (“the Panel”). During the first quarter of 2017, the Judicial and Legal Services Commission carried out an open recruitment process […]

Apple: The European Union’s Pointless Tax Crusade

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By Mark Hibben From Seeking Alpha Since the late ’80s, Apple and other US multinationals have used Irish tax law to shield overseas profits from taxation by the EU or the US. The European Union has declared the Irish tax arrangements illegal and asserts that Apple now owes $14.5 billion in “back taxes”. The US […]

Refusal to grant residence permit to gay couple on family grounds was unjustified discrimination

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The following judgement is of great interest to the Cayman Islands Human Rights issue involving Dr Leonardo J Raznovich and directly on point to our immigration matter currently awaiting a decision of the Immigration Appeal Tribunal. The European Court of Human Rights has ruled for the first time that a specific, important right (a family-member residence permit) […]

France: New bill reinforces media’s freedom, independence and pluralism

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By Eric Lauvaux and  Camille Burkhart – Nomos Paris, From International Law Office A new bill that aims to reinforce the media’s freedom, independence and pluralism is progressing through the houses of the French Parliament. It was adopted at the first reading by the National Assembly on March 8 2016 and has now been forwarded to […]

HSM congratulates HSM Senior Counsel, Robin McMillan on his appointment as a judge of the Cayman Islands Grand Court

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The HSM Group is pleased to congratulate Robin McMillan, Senior Counsel of HSM Chambers, on his recent appointment as a Judge of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands. With a career extending over 40 years, Robin has already made substantial contributions to the legal profession in the Cayman Islands and elsewhere. At HSM he […]

Cayman Islands anti-gay laws to be challenged in court

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By Joe Williams From Pink News A gay lecturer who faces deportation from the Cayman Islands aims to challenge the territory’s anti-gay legislation in court. Leonardo Raznovich recently lost his job lecturing law at the Truman Bodden Law School in The Cayman Islands. He believes this was because of his participation in a series of […]

Google grapples with EU right to be forgotten

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Sue Reisinger, from Corporate Counsel Google Inc. has its legal hands full overseas these days. Besides its antitrust battle with the European Union, the Internet giant has just received Europe’s first “right to be forgotten” enforcement action for failing to remove search results involving a criminal action against an individual. The privacy battle joins an […]