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Latest Update of Legal and Regulation Developments in Bermuda, BVI and Cayman Islands
Fiona Chan, Partner, Appleby
Chris Cheng, Partner, Appleby
Date: 12 December 2019 (Thursday)
Time: 2:30pm - 5:45pm
Level: U (Updates)
Be relevant to all lawyers at any level of experience, to update or to enhance legal skills
Language: English
Fee: HK$ 1,700
Accreditation: 3 CPD pts (Accredited by The Law Society of Hong Kong)
Ref: L19OJ08
Venue: Learning Commons Ltd
Room 1602, 16/F,
1 Duddell Street,
Central, Hong Kong
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Presenter's Biography:

Fiona Chan is a partner in the corporate department of Appleby's Hong Kong office, advising on a full spectrum of banking and finance, non-contentious insurance, technology and innovation, private client and trust matters relating to the laws of Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands. She is also a member of Appleby´s Global Technology & Innovation Group and Economic Substance focus group..

Fiona has almost 20 years of offshore and onshore experience in the Asian market. Her broad offshore law practice spans banking and finance transactions including acquisition, leveraged and project financing, shipping and aircraft financing, structured products, bond issuance and restructuring of corporates and financial institutions. In the private client practice space, Fiona specialises in advising on Bermuda insurances and trust structures of various offshore jurisdictions.

Fiona is routinely instructed by major international and Asian financial institutions, listed and private companies, securities providers and leading onshore law firms.

Fiona has been widely recognised by her clients as well as legal directories. She was selected as one of the region's 10 most notable offshore lawyers of the Asian Legal Business' Offshore Client Choice List in 3 years in a row from 2017-2019. She was also selected as one of the 2017 Influential Women in Re/Insurance by Intelligent Insurer and recognised in Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (Offshore). She regularly speaks at conferences and seminars and is often asked to contribute to policy discussions, interviews and articles for leading industry organisations and journals in the offshore space.

Chris Cheng is a partner in the Corporate department of Appleby's Hong Kong office. Chris joined Appleby in September 2007, having previously worked at an international law firm in Hong Kong specialising in capital markets transactions.

Chris has substantial experience in the area of capital markets, specialising in private and public offerings of debt and equity, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, as well as bank financing and other corporate and commercial law related transactions. Clients include Bermuda, Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands entities, many of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, as well as banks and financial institutions.

In 2018 Chris was ranked in the Asia Legal Business 40 under 40 list which highlights "outstanding legal professionals in the region".

Chris is registered with the Bermuda Bar and as a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong. Chris is admitted as a solicitor in the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong and England & Wales.

The presentation covers the latest legal and regulation developments in Bermuda, BVI and Cayman Islands, and demonstrate how to assess the impact of these regulations in the applicable jurisdiction.

1. Background, Timetable, Deadlines and Development of Economic Substance Legislations

2. In-scope Entities

3. Relevant Activities

4. Economic Substance Tests

5. Filing Requirements, Enforcement and Penalties
Category: Offshore Jurisdictions
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