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15 May 2017
Alternative A of the Cape Town Convention now has the force of law in Ireland, following signing of an Order by the Irish Government on 10 May 2017.
3 May 2017
This update summarises recent developments regarding the legal and regulatory rules which impact on Irish public company equity securities issuers, their investors and professional advisers and service providers.
26 Apr 2017
The Cayman Islands Grand Court has delivered its ruling in Re Shanda Games Limited (FSD 14 of 2016, 25 April 2017, Segal J). This is only the second merger fair value appraisal ruling in the Cayman Islands, and in both cases Maples and Calder has represented the successful dissenters. In Shanda, the Court found that the fair value of the shares owned by the dissenters (which were all funds managed by Hong Kong-based fund manager Maso Capital) was more than double the consideration offered in the take-private scheme by way of merger.
26 Apr 2017
Since 2014 the Central Bank of Ireland has permitted regulated direct lending funds to be established as a special category of qualifying investor alternative investment funds ("Loan Origination QIAIFs").
24 Apr 2017
The Cayman Islands Stock Exchange has introduced a new listing regime for securities issued by "specialist companies" to qualified investors. This new regime specifically caters for pre-IPO and other newly incorporated or pass-through companies with no specific revenue earning business or companies raising funding for a new project or line of business.