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Cape Town Convention to take effect in Bermuda on 1 January 2018

Patience is a virtue, or so we are told as children by our parents. Bermuda has been patient when it comes to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the associated Aircraft Equipment Protocol (known together as ‘The Cape Town C ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 07/14/2017 - 13:22 - 0 comments - 1 attachment

Sears Canada Wins Court Approval for Sale Process

Sears Canada Inc was granted court approval on Thursday to proceed with a sale process that would allow the retailer to consider a range of potential deals, according to court documents. A report by the court-appointed monitor FTI Consulting posted on it ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 07/13/2017 - 22:05 - 0 comments

Lampert to Ask Court for Access to Sears Canada Restructuring Documents

Sears Canada Inc majority shareholders including Edward Lampert, ESL Investments Inc and Fairholme Capital Management LLC are seeking access to internal documents related to its restructuring, according to a notice of motion posted on Wednesday, Reuters ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 07/12/2017 - 22:31 - 0 comments

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES UNDER TRUMP'S NEW CUBA POLICY. FOCUS ON THE BIOTECH/PHARMA SECTION I

On Friday, June 16th, President Donald Trump announced a signed directive (National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba) outlining his posture on Cuba, reversing some of the policies of the last a ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 06/30/2017 - 11:19 - 0 comments - 1 attachment

Cayman Islands: AEOI Portal Update

Further to our previous alert, the Department for International Tax Cooperation (“DITC”) has issued an industry alert, revising notification dates for US FATCA and CRS and confirming that a new Automatic Exchange of Information Portal User Guide (the “AE ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 06/30/2017 - 11:11 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

International arbitration report

In this issue, we feature a number of articles on investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). Lawyers from across our global firm review various developments in this area, including requests for reconsideration in ICSID and UNCITRAL arbitration, whether th ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 06/30/2017 - 10:09 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The Cayman Islands Introduces the Limited Liability Partnership Law

The LLP Law came into force on 5 June 2017 and allows for the registration of LLPs with immediate effect. The purpose of this Alert is to briefly outline the legal structure of an LLP to enable clients and others to assess whether the characteristics of such a vehicle may be of interest to their ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 06/30/2017 - 10:08 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

SUPREME COURT TO RULE ON PATENT CHALLENGES BEFORE THE USPTO

Today the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that may decide whether post-patent grant review procedures, such as inter partes review (IPR), are constitutional (Oil States Energy Services LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group LLC, case number 16-712, before ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 06/30/2017 - 10:06 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

New Legislation for Non-Profit Organisations in the Cayman Islands

The introduction of the Law, which will come into force on 1 August 2017, is part of Cayman’s ongoing commitment to increased transparency and its contribution to the global fight against corruption, money-laundering and terrorism. In essence, it provide ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 06/30/2017 - 10:01 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Mortgaging of Aircraft and Aircraft Engines Act, 1999

On 2 June, 2017, the Mortgaging of Aircraft and Aircraft Engines Act, 1999 in Bermuda was amended to remove the requirement that in order for a mortgage over an aircraft or engine to be registered on the Mortgage Register in Bermuda the relevant aircraft ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 06/30/2017 - 09:59 - 0 comments - 1 attachment

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