Bermuda Law Blog

Agathe Holowatinc
In the USA, “Companies and marketing firms have been gathering information about customers and potential customers for years, collecting their names and addresses, tracking credit card purchases, and asking them to fill out questionnaires, so they can offer discounts and send catalogues. But today we are giving up more and more private information online without knowing that it's being harvested and personalized and sold to lots of different people...” ..."It's not about what we know we're sharing, it's about what we don't know is being collected and sold about us." (CBS News, March 9 2014)

Agathe Holowatinc
MJM’s Jessica Kemmenoe has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in the Fall issue of The Bermudian magazine. The feature is called Rising Stars: Young, ambitious and quickly working their way to the top, meet this year's crop of twenty-somethings on the fast track. A rising star is a young person (under 30) who is doing an outstanding job in their industry. They have youth and energy on their side, but this individual is also smart and dedicated and has the qualities that make you sure they are going to make it to the top one day!

Jessica Kemmenoe
Bermuda Press (Holdings) Ltd. (“BPHL”), the parent company for the local daily newspaper The Royal Gazette, commenced proceedings against the Registrar of the Supreme Court (the “Registrar”) following the Registrar’s refusal of BPHL’s application to obtain copies of Affidavits and Exhibits filed in a case pending in the Supreme Court. The case involved a dispute between Allied Development Partners and the Government of Bermuda with reference to the Hamilton Waterfront. BPHL sought to challenge the accepted legal view that documentation being used in ongoing legal proceedings is not open to public inspection, even if the parties to the proceedings do not oppose access to the documentation.

Brian Holdipp
The vast majority of partnerships on the Bermuda registry are said to be private or closed-end funds. Hailed as an important part of the government’s efforts to achieve growth in the asset management area, amendments have been made to partnership and company legislation to enhance the flexibility and efficiency of Bermuda exempted and limited partnerships and to boost the desirability to use Bermuda as a jurisdiction to establish private equity funds and asset-holding structures.