10Aug2018

Bermuda Chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Public M&A

Stephanie P. Sanderson, Partner, authored the Bermuda chapter of Getting the Deal Through 2018 edition of Public M&A which is available in print, as an e-book, and online. This specialist publication covers M&A transactional requirements and procedures governing publicly listed companies, covering such areas as: types of business combinations, applicable legislation, filings and public disclosure requirements, substantial shareholding regulations, duties of directors and controlling shareholders, shareholder rights of approval and appraisal, hostile transactions, among other key topics.

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9Aug2018

Insurtech Insight: Staying True to Form

In an article published in the Captive Insurance Times (Issue 154), Stephanie P. Sanderson explains why Bermuda is a natural choice to lead global insurtech developments and innovation, and provides an overview of the Bermuda insurtech sandbox and innovation hub.

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7Aug2018

BeesMont authors Bermuda Chapter of Getting The Deal Through: Corporate Governance

BeesMont Law attorneys – Stephanie P. Sanderson, Kit Cunningham, and Kimonea Pitt – have authored the Bermuda chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Corporate Governance (17th Edition). The 2018 edition of Corporate Governance is available in print, as an e-book and online. The publication provides a summary of the pertinent aspects of company law and corporate governance practices worldwide touching upon: sources of governance rules and practice, government agencies and shareholder activism, rights of shareholders, voting rights and requirements, shareholders’ duties and liability, anti-takeover devices, standards of care of directors, as well as various other important corporate governance matters.

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31Jul2018

Is blockchain the future?

In an article published in the Royal Gazette, BeesMont Law’s Technology & Innovation team lead, Stephanie P. Sanderson, explores whether blockchain is the future and outlines the various applications of the technology and industries which it impacts.

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12Jul2018

Bermuda Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Legislation

Bermuda is quickly becoming a world leader in the financial technology (Fintech) sector by putting into place a bespoke Fintech legislative and regulatory regime. Bermuda’s first major move from a legal standpoint is the implementation of legislation that governs Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Bermuda has successfully launched the world’s most progressive ICO legislation in the form of the Companies and Limited Liability Company (Initial Coin Offering) Amendment Act 2018 which came into effect on 9 July, 2018 and the Companies (Initial Coin Offering) Regulations 2018 and Limited Liability Company (Initial Coin Offering) Regulations 2018 which came into effect on 10 July, 2018.

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16May2018

CRS Nil Return Filings Now Required in Bermuda

The Government of Bermuda has amended the Bermuda Common Reporting Standard (CRS) Regulations to make nil return filings mandatory for Reporting Financial Institutions that maintained no Reportable Accounts during the applicable calendar year. The deadline for filing CRS reports for the 2017 reporting year is 31st May, 2018. However, the Ministry of Finance has confirmed that (for this reporting year) nil filings should be submitted by 1st August, 2018 to avoid penalties or sanctions.

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10May2018

Bermuda Is Set to Be Global Leader in Fintech

Virtual currency, initial coin offerings, and blockchain are at the forefront of the newest emerging financial industry: Fintech. With its size and ample industry expertise, Bermuda is uniquely positioned to spearhead the implementation of a regulatory structure that effectively balances the innovative drive of the Fintech industry and compliance with prudential international legal and regulatory standards. The Government of Bermuda has announced various developments as Bermuda quickly becomes the global leader in the Fintech industry. This article provides a summary of these developments.

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4May2018

M&A Navigator – Bermuda

Stephanie P. Sanderson, Partner in the Corporate Department, discusses M&A trends and practices in Bermuda in the Lexology Navigator 2018.

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