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Interaction fo Trustee Indemnities and Liability Insurance

When a trustee is sued for breach of trust and claims against his professional indemnity insurers, questions often arise as to the extent to which the trustee must first pursue any other rights of indemnity (for example against…more

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Wills,...

Cyberliability Developments in the Offshore Jursidictions

The offshore jurisdictions are catching up fast with legal issues relating to cybercrime, cyberliability, and the use and discovery of electronic documents. In the wake of the embarrassing leak in April 2013 of about 2.5…more

| Communications & Media Law, Criminal Law, Privacy, International Law &...

Offshore Lawyers' Liability: Recent Developments

Offshore lawyers (including international “offshore magic circle” firms, sole practitioners, high street firms, and boutique practices) are exposed to significant risks in the course of their work, particularly in the following…more

| Criminal Law, International Law & Trade, Professional Malpractice

Cayman Islands: Contracts (RIghts of Third Parties) BIll 2014

Cayman’s Parliament is expected to enact a new Law that will give third parties who are conferred benefits under a contract, but who are not a party to it, the right to enforce the contract’s terms for their own purposes…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts

Cayman Islands: Directors' Duties

The Cayman Law Reform Commission has issued a consultation paper on proposed legislative changes that could see a codification of directors’ duties, as is now the case in the UK. While recognizing the existing common law…more

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law &...

Eleventh Circuit Recognizes Important Exception to the Eight Corners Rule

Florida courts generally adhere to the Eight Corners Rule when determining whether an insurer has a duty to defend its insured. Under this rule, the duty to defend determination is made by looking only at the terms within the…more

| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Personal Injury, Insurance,...

Cayman Islands: Beneficial Ownership Register

The Cayman Islands government has recently concluded a consultation on a proposal to introduce a public register of the beneficial owners of Cayman-registered entities. The proposal has not been well received. The government…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Litigation Funding in the Offshore World

Offshore litigation of claims against professionals may have entered a new era. Numerous recent decisions have blessed the use of commercial litigation funding and confirm that it should not offend rules against champerty (the…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Business Torts,...

Offshore Fund-Related Litigation

Litigation against directors, officers and professional service providers, following the collapse of offshore funds and collective investment schemes such as Madoff and Weavering, continues to proceed in a variety of…more

| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, International Law &...

Tax Information Exchange Litigation in Offshore Jurisdictions

There have been a number of decisions published recently by the courts in various international financial centres such as Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Jersey and Singapore, that have considered the meaning and effect of…more

| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade,...

The Art of Parodying a Global Mega-Brand

In February 2014, comedian Nathan Fielder orchestrated an ambitious publicity stunt – he crudely poked fun at global mega-brand Starbucks. His elaborate prank could have been a costly one. Fielder treated a long queue of fans…more

| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

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