Australia-wide, companies are navigating the uncertainties arising from COVID-19. Our previous White Papers identified the risks arising for construction projects
The Australian Law Reform Commission ("ALRC") has proposed welcomed reforms to simplify Australia's corporate criminal responsibility regime.
Recent legal and regulatory developments which relate to licencing and regulatory relief, consumer protection, financial markets, anti-money laundering
On 31 August 2020, the Australian Law Reform Commission's Final Report on Corporate Criminal Responsibility was tabled in Parliament. The Final Report makes significant recommendations for reform
Blaney McMurtry LLP
There were only three substantive decisions released by the Court of Appeal this week. In Paulpillai Estate v. Yusuf, the Court reviewed in detail the factors to be considered...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On October 14, 2020, Toronto-based FinTech startup Wealthsimple announced that it had raised C$114 million in equity financing. Following the raise, Wealthsimple claims it has reached a unicorn valuation of C$1.4 billion.
Private investment in public equity (PIPE) transactions have become increasingly common in Canada recently, a trend that has accelerated due to the impact of COVID-19 on financial markets and cash flow.
Choosing an offshore jurisdiction for a fund, holding structure, company group or private wealth vehicle should not be easy or quick...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
In welcome news, the Council of the European Union (the EU Council) removed the Cayman Islands from the EU's official list of non-cooperative jurisdictions (the EU blacklist) on October 6, 2020.
As it stands, numerous activities regarding the supply, purchase, and exchange of cryptocurrencies and crypto-assets often fall within the regulatory "cracks" across the EU
Guernsey's development of green and sustainable finance continues with consideration being given to a introducing a lower risk weighting for green investments held by life insurers.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19, there has been a drastic increase in cyber fraud cases involving email wire fraud scams and phone scams around the world.
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
The Deputy Director, Legal Metrology has issued a letter dated September 28, 2020 to the Direct Selling Entities with respect...
The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (Act) regulates the receipt and utilisation of foreign donations to ensure that such contributions do not adversely affect internal security.
AIFs have become an attractive source of funding. Here, we provide an overview and discuss the advantages of AIFs over traditional sources of finance, emergence of the AIF regime...
Commercial and legal considerations determine how managers can structure fund investments for India.
While Finance Bill 2020 ("the Bill") includes measures to support the domestic economy during the COVID-19 crisis and in the context of Brexit, the Bill includes no fundamental changes to Ireland's...
As the largest law firm in Jersey with the busiest investment funds practice, we have experienced a sharp increase in US managers seeking access to European Union/European Economic Area...
A treaty is defined as 'a written agreement between two or more countries'.
Labuan IBFC Inc
Dear Friends of Labuan, They say that for every grey cloud, there is a silver lining. So as the pandemic enters its second wave in Malaysia, for us in Labuan IBFC the silver lining is definitely...