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Macfarlanes LLP | Cook Islands, New Zealand | 12 Nov 2020

Not a sham? Perhaps not a trust either

Following the widely-reported decision in Pugachev, a recent Privy Council judgment in an appeal from the Cook Islands continues what appears to be a…

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP | Africa, Antigua, Bahamas, etc. | 27 Nov 2019

Investment arbitration and construction contracts: jurisdiction over ancillary agreements and EDF funded projects

A recent ICSID tribunal has upheld jurisdiction over a dispute concerning an alleged settlement agreement arising from contractor claims on a major…

Greenspoon Marder LLP | Cook Islands, Saint Kitts | 20 Jun 2018

New Nevis LLC Law Passes

Nevis, in the Caribbean, has accomplished two achievements this year. One is that it was recently removed from the “blacklisted” jurisdictions that…

Buddle Findlay | Cook Islands | 1 Dec 2016

Privy Council finds Cook Islands National Superannuation Fund lawful

In Arorangi Timberland Ltd v Minister of the Cook Islands National Superannuation Fund (Cook Islands) [2016] UKPC 32, the Privy Council upheld a Cook…

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Cook Islands, Hong Kong, New Zealand, etc. | 7 Mar 2016

Creditors and jurisdiction - choose wisely

The use of trusts for asset protection purposes is well established and - in principle - not improper. However, recent history has seen increasing…
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