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Ogier provides legal advice on BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg law. Our network of locations also includes Hong Kong, London, Shanghai…
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Ogier | Cayman Islands | 19 May 2022

Guide to Cayman Islands arbitration: confidentiality and arbitral awards

Arbitration is a mechanism of binding dispute resolution, which entails resolving disputes outside of the court process in accordance with procedures and standards as determined by the parties in dispute. Arbitration is, therefore, an alternative to traditional litigation and is distinct from non-binding forms of dispute resolution such as mediation. This article is part three of a three-part......
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Ogier | Cayman Islands | 19 May 2022

Guide to Cayman Islands arbitration: confidentiality and arbitral awards

The Cayman Islands has long been recognised as a major global centre with expertise in financial services disputes, a well-established legal infrastructure and experienced lawyers and judiciary. These features, together with its pro-arbitration framework and its geographical position as a neutral location, makes it a strong choice as a seat for international arbitrations. This article is part......
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Ogier | British Virgin Islands | 19 May 2022

Black Swan flies and The Siskina lists: Privy Council upholds BVI freestanding freezing injunctions

The Privy Council recently handed down its much-anticipated judgment in Broad Idea. While obiter, the Board's majority decision in this case is likely to have continued relevance. The judgment also brings the British Virgin Islands in the direction taken by other common law jurisdictions.
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Ogier | Cayman Islands | 18 May 2022

Q&A with Joanne Huckle: innovation in private equity structuring

In this Q&A, investment funds partner Joanne Huckle, who was recently a guest speaker at GAIM Ops 2022 in the Cayman Islands, discusses different…
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Ogier | Guernsey | 18 May 2022

Guidance for employers: who is permitted to take leave for the bank holiday to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee?

This year, the annual spring bank holiday will take place on Thursday 2 June 2022 instead of the last Monday in May. This will be followed by an extra public holiday on Friday 3 June 2022 to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The additional bank holiday is likely to raise questions for employers as to whether they are required to allow employees an extra day of paid annual leave. In......
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Ogier | British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, etc. | 17 May 2022

Close-out netting and set-off provisions for BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg counterparties

The current geo-political climate is contributing to the rapid rise to inflation rates in many countries around the world. Governments have reacted…
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Ogier | Jersey | 12 May 2022

Jersey Royal Court reaffirms approach to indemnification of trustees

In the recent case of Representation of White Willow (Trustees) Limited, the Royal Court reaffirmed a trustee's broad right to an indemnity as reasonable security when making an interim distribution to beneficiaries. While this may be an uncontroversial principle, in this case the Royal Court helpfully confirmed that it was unnecessary for a trustee to have to demonstrate, as a precursor, the......
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Ogier | Cayman Islands | 12 May 2022

Guide to Cayman Islands arbitration: conduct of proceedings

Arbitration is a mechanism of binding dispute resolution, which entails resolving disputes outside of the court process in accordance with procedures and standards as determined by the parties in dispute. Arbitration is, therefore, an alternative to traditional litigation and is distinct from non-binding forms of dispute resolution such as mediation. This article is part two of a three-part......
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Ogier | Cayman Islands | 12 May 2022

Guide to Cayman Islands arbitration: conduct of proceedings

The Cayman Islands has long been recognised as a major global centre with expertise in financial services disputes, a well-established legal infrastructure and experienced lawyers and judiciary. These features, together with its pro-arbitration framework and its geographical position as a neutral location, makes it a strong choice as a seat for international arbitrations. This article is part......
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Ogier | Guernsey | 12 May 2022

Guidance for employers: who is permitted to take leave for the bank holiday to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee?

This year, the annual spring bank holiday will take place on Thursday 2 June 2022 instead of the last Monday in May. This will be followed by an extra public holiday on Friday 3 June 2022 to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The additional bank holiday is likely to raise questions for employers as to whether they are required to allow employees an extra day of paid annual leave. In......
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