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At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the vast majority of businesses who were able to switch to remote working did so, as an alternative to all out closure. Post-pandemic, many are embracing hybrid working. However, for all of the benefits hybrid working offers, it also has the potential to slow, or even reverse progress towards gender parity in business.
The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 was given Royal Assent on 15 March 2022. The purpose of the Act is to set a global standard for transparency of real estate ownership, and to help eliminate foreign criminals from using UK property as a money laundering vehicle or in breach of sanctions.
The decision of the Supreme Court of Bermuda in Re Ping An Securities Group (Holdings) Limited is a useful reminder of the facts that the jurisdiction to appoint liquidators following first meetings is discretionary and that creditor autonomy in the matter of appointments is not unlimited.
Crypto no longer represents a murky sector of investing but is now a legitimate asset class. Mainstream investors are increasingly including crypto in portfolios as an inflation hedge alongside traditional assets. While crypto has been catapulted into the mainstream in the last couple of years or so, ESG – incorporating Environmental, Social, and Governance measures into running a business - has been a topic of discussion since the seminal 2004 UN report ‘Who Cares Wins’.
We are delighted to announce the opening of our new office in Delaware, continuing our expansion in the US.
We are delighted to once again be attending MIPIM, the internationally-renowned property conference taking place from 15 - 18 March 2022 in Cannes, France. The global property showcase is returning this year for the first time since 2019.
As the pandemic continues, once again businesses are starting the New Year looking for more certainty. We are therefore taking a high level look at some key legal and regulatory certainties likely to have a significant impact on insurers and intermediaries in 2022. The following proposals are already (or imminently) either in force or in consultation.
In December 2021, the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) published a number of consultation papers and stakeholder letters with proposals to refine and improve elements of the regulatory regime for insurers.
As directors manage and control the business of the company, safeguards are in place to ensure that directors act in the best interests of the company and do not put their own interests ahead of the company’s interests.
Case review 26/11/2021
On 12 November 2021, the Bermuda Supreme Court issued its written judgment in NKWE Platinum Limited v. Glendina PTY et al.  SC (Bda) 86 Com.