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Carey Olsen | March 2024

Carey Olsen named Offshore Law Firm of the Year at the WealthBriefing European Awards Independently evaluated by expert panels, these awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the wealth management sector within Europe. The awards encompass various categories, highlighting excellence among individuals, teams, products, and services catering to wealth managers, clients, and institutions of diverse sizes and types ...

Carey Olsen | March 2024

British Virgin Islands investment funds update Q1 2024 BVI Financial Services Commission statistics – Q3 2023 The BVI Financial Services Commission ("FSC") has published its Statistical Bulletin for the third quarter of 2023. The FSC’s Statistical Bulletin is one mechanism by which the FSC communicates the progress made within several different sectors of the Financial Services industry, including Investment Business ...

Carey Olsen | March 2024

Guernsey investment funds update Q1 2024 Guernsey funds up Q4 2023 The total net asset value of Guernsey funds at the end of Q4 2023 was c. US$368.2 billion, an increase of c. US$3.6 billion (+1.0%) over the quarter. Guernsey closed-ended funds increased over the quarter by just under c. US$3.1 billion (+1.0%) to c. US$305.2 billion.   The Guernsey-domiciled open-ended sector increased over the quarter by just under c. US$638 million (+1.0%) to c. US$63 billion ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | March 2024

Significant increases to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) filing fees are set to go into effect on April 1, 2024.  However, a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado may delay that implementation ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | March 2024

On January 1, 2024, regulations implementing the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) became effective, triggering new reporting obligations for many entities conducting business within the United States ...

New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez (D), his wife, Nadine, and two businessmen are scheduled to face trial on bribery charges on May 6. They’ll become the latest example where the dual intent, or mixed motive, concept turns the reasonable doubt standard on its head by essentially requiring defendants to prove their innocence ...

Carey Olsen | March 2024

Heather Venture Holdings Ltd and Tapir Holdings Ltd list on Bermuda Stock Exchange The Companies are entities incorporated in the British Virgin Islands and have received the BSX's approval for the listing of 44,502,264 ordinary shares respectively ("Listing Shares"). The Listings have been made as part of a wider transaction, which involved the declaration of a dividend in specie by Impellam Group plc, with such dividend in specie being the Listing Shares ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | March 2024

“Public service is a noble calling” that requires great sacrifice, often requiring public officials to surrender personal conveniences in favor of public business ...

On January 10, 2024, the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a final rule (the “Final Rule”), which became effective on March 11, 2024, modifying the DOL’s guidance on how to analyze who qualifies as an employee or an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2024

Those who have been following it will know that the Bank of England / Prudential Regulation Authority’s consultation on proposed new rules for Critical Third Party suppliers (CTPs) closed on 15th March ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2024

Ahead of International Data Centre Day on 20 March 2024 we consider what we believe to be some of the most important trends that are likely to have an impact on the data centre industry over the next 12 months:  1 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2024

April is traditionally a month when employment law changes are made and this year is no exception. We provide a summary of the key changes employers need to be aware of and what steps they should take as a result of the changes. National Minimum Wage From 1 April 2024, the hourly National Living (NLW) and Minimum Wages (NMW) will increase to £11.44 (for workers aged 21 and over), £8.60 (for workers aged 18-20), £6.40 (for workers aged 16-17) and £6 ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | March 2024

In recent months, a number of agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), have been working diligently to identify businesses and individuals who committed alleged fraud through the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). The PPP was a key component of the CARES Act, which approved $2.2 trillion in economic relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The PPP aimed to help businesses navigate the pandemic by providing financial assistance to employers ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | March 2024

Recently, Dinsmore attorneys attended the Federal Trade Commission’s eighth annual PrivacyCon: a conference for regulators, researchers, industry representatives, consumer advocates and other stakeholders to gather and discuss trends in consumer privacy and data security. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the federal independent agency charged with regulating and enforcing anticompetitive, deceptive and unfair business practices ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | March 2024

We are delighted that Peter Aall Simonsen, Bjørn-Erik Leerberg and Bjørn Åge Hamre have strenghten their individual rankings with respectively Band 2 within Energy: Renewables, Band 3 within Energy: Oil and Gas, and Restructuring/Insolvency ...

On February 15, 2024, the United States Copyright Office published a notice of proposed rulemaking, proposing to create a new group registration option for published two-dimensional artwork.  Currently, the Copyright Office permits group registration of up to ten unpublished two-dimensional artworks, and it also permits the registration of individual published two-dimensional artworks ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2024

The conference earlier this week, looked at the broad theme of how the next Government can use technology to “build a better Britain”, exploring the key policy priorities of the UK tech industries with a general election expected by the autumn. The sold-out event, which attracted over 200 attendees, coincided with the publication of TechUK’s UK Tech Plan, setting out seven tech priorities for the next Government ...

Afridi & Angell | March 2024

Introduction   Following the issuance of Consultation Paper 3 of 2023 and the consultation process that followed, on 2 October 2023 the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) enacted the DLT Foundations Regulations 2023 (theRegulations), aimed at providing a regulatory framework for the creation and operation of specialised foundations for distributed ledger technology (DLT) and decentralised autonomous organisations (DAO) ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | March 2024

The Ohio Supreme Court upheld a temporary Ohio law providing that income earned by remote workers would be taxed by the municipality that was their principal place of work, rather than the municipality where they actually performed remote work during the COVID-19 emergency period. The 5-2 decision in Schaad v. Alder, Slip Opinion No. 2024-Ohio-525, came on February 14, 2024 ...

Carey Olsen | March 2024

Norwich Pharmacal applications against BVI registered agents: BVI Commercial Court provides new guidance In its recent judgment, the BVI Commercial Court has provided clarification and guidance on Norwich Pharmacal applications against BVI registered agents ...

Carey Olsen | March 2024

Carey Olsen and Oakbridge advise Sullivan Street Partners on Wave Group investment Carey Olsen provided regulatory, structuring and legal advice in establishing Sullivan Street's investment vehicle, Wave Jersey LP, with Oakbridge facilitating the set up and ongoing fund administration services.  The Carey Olsen team advising Sullivan Street Partners comprised corporate partner Chris Griffin and associate Marco Carossa ...

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