Unravelling
complexity.

Insights

complexity

523 Results

Inaction of a Director in Twilight Period: Byers v Chen (aka Ningning) [2021] UKPC 4
Litigation & Insolvency

Inaction of a Director in Twilight Period: Byers v Chen (aka Ningning) [2021] UKPC 4

This article, originally published by The World Financial Review, examines the recent Privy Council decision of Byers v Chen and what it could mean for directors throughout the common law, a world where Privy Council cases are highly persuasive. In the post-Covid period, this case, coupled with an earlier ruling in BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SA, has made directors’ duties appreciably more concerning.
Seven steps to buying property in the British Virgin Islands
BVI property and real estate

Seven steps to buying property in the British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands has turned into a supernova destination for property purchases, due to an increased demand for real estate in locations that have proven themselves as safe havens during the pandemic.
The Cayman Lawyer: Episode one - Liquidation and restructuring options for joint ventures
Restructuring

The Cayman Lawyer: Episode one - Liquidation and restructuring options for joint ventures

Welcome to The Cayman Lawyer, a podcast created to provide information about the legal landscape in the Cayman Islands. We will be demystifying the jurisdiction by sharing everything you need to know about what the legal jurisdiction has to offer.
Art of evasion
Litigation & Insolvency

Art of evasion

An inherent risk of litigation is that defendants may dishonestly seek to hinder the enforcement of adverse judgments by rendering their assets judgment-proof. Defendants often use mechanisms like the dissipation or moving of assets abroad, using the legal structure of trusts and registered companies to shield, or put their assets beyond the reach of a judgment creditor.
Established Tools for New Assets: Decrypting the problem of Asset Tracing in Cryptocurrencies
Fraud and asset tracing

Established Tools for New Assets: Decrypting the problem of Asset Tracing in Cryptocurrencies

While the pandemic has wreaked havoc on healthcare systems, employment rates and economies across the world, investment asset classes from equity to real estate has seen phenomenal growth fuelled undoubtedly in part by unprecedented relief measures introduced by governments worldwide. However, one asset class in particular has seen meteoric growth and significant investment interest from organisations that only a few years ago dismissed it as too volatile or even a scam.
A view from Asia on Brexit
Litigation & Insolvency

A view from Asia on Brexit

This article, originally published by Westlaw Today, is loosely based on a lively panel discussion organised by the International Insolvency Institute, American College of Bankruptcy and American Bankruptcy Institute, the third and final of a tripartite “Brexit Series”, with a panel of experts from Asia.
SPACs – What family offices in Asia need to know
Banking & Finance

SPACs – What family offices in Asia need to know

This article, originally published by Hubbis, offers a deconstruction of the increasingly pertinent phenomenon that is the SPAC structure. It breaks down what a SPAC is, before elaborating on the details of note surrounding SPACs, how they can be capitalised upon, and ultimately whether SPACs are here to stay, or are simply something of a flash in the pan.