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6 Dec 2017

In this article Martin Livingston and Adam Huckle provide an overview of the Cayman Islands' Anti- Corruption Law and Anti-Corruption Commission, key bribery offences, recent enforcement activity, and proposed reforms for the future. Their contribution formed part of the 5th Edition of Global Legal Insights - Bribery & Corruption, which covered 25 jurisdictions.

This article first appeared in the Fifth Edition of Global Legal Insights - Bribery & Corruption; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London in December 2018.

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1 Dec 2017

There are a number of legal techniques in the Irish loan market for transferring a portfolio of loans and underlying security. These include assignment, novation and transfer under a bespoke statutory process.

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30 Nov 2017

Building on what is now a consistent theme in Cayman Islands law; the Privy Council's decision in DD Growth has further reinforced the serious challenges faced by liquidators of investment funds looking to clawback redemption payments from third party redeemers.

Importantly, the Privy Council has held that redemption payments made by an investment fund in breach of the applicable statutory provisions are not automatically void or repayable.

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21 Nov 2017

The complex and fiercely contested Ocean Rig cross-border restructuring, effected through Cayman Islands schemes of arrangement, is one of the largest to take place outside of the United States. This cutting edge and successful restructuring of US$3.7 billion of New York law governed indebtedness involved the first ever Cayman Islands schemes of arrangement of foreign incorporated companies and the first use of a Cayman Islands STAR trust in a restructuring.

Maples and Calder along with Daniel Bayfield QC of South Square chambers (who advised the scheme companies) analyse how the Ocean Rig restructuring opens the door for the Cayman Islands as a centre within which to conduct modern, complex cross-border restructurings and in what circumstances a Cayman Islands scheme may be the right restructuring tool to reach for.

This article first appeared in the November 2017 issue of the South Square digest.

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21 Nov 2017

Arabella di Iorio and David Welford have contributed the British Virgin Islands chapter to The Arbitration Review of the Americas 2018, published by Global Arbitration Review. This chapter outlines the current legislation and focuses on the enforcement of foreign awards in the BVI, which remains a 'hot topic' as far as practitioners are concerned.

This article appeared in The Arbitration Review of the Americas 2018, published by Global Arbitration Review in September 2017.

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