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Russell McVeagh | Cook Islands, Fiji, Marshall Islands, etc. | 2 Jun 2021

No appetite for risk: What happens if your construction project is uninsurable?

It is becoming increasingly difficult to secure insurance for construction projects in parts of the Pacific Islands. The entire suite of insurance…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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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