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Electronic Bank Records and Its Implications for Banks and their Customers – Part I

November 11, 2016

On November 3rd 2016, Finton De Bourg was found guilty by a jury of his peers in respect of fraud related charges arising out of the collapse of Capital Bank International Limited, a Grenada indigenous bank. Electronic records would have played a supporting role in the evidence given at Mr. DeBourg’s trial. These electronic records were obtained by the Receiver’s computer forensics specialist team immediately upon taking over the Bank. The electronic records were retained, kept in storage, and used at this just concluded criminal trial, eight years after the

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Women in Power and Decision Making

May 29, 2016

I know that women in general have many unique challenges and accordingly are reluctant to enter public life. In my readings on the subject, I discovered that the common hindering factors include attitudinal, cultural, and structural barriers, negative perceptions of the political and parliamentary process, and the intense media scrutiny of politicians. It is stated that despite considerable progress, in many instances, we continue to be relegated to the backseat of politics, and remain unable to meaningfully influence policy and decision making notwithstanding our roles as legislators or Ministers of

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Squatters’ Journey to Legal Title – Possessory Title Bill 2015

November 13, 2015

Currently in Grenada, a person holding a legal title deed to land is barred from bringing any action to recover the land, if another person has been in open, uninterrupted and undisturbed occupation of that land for 12 years or more, that is, adverse possession. Many adverse possessors obtain Statutory Declarations which are sworn by an individual who is aware of such open, uninterrupted and undisturbed possession, and this Statutory Declaration is recorded in the Deeds and Land Registry of Grenada as evidence of the adverse possessor’s ownership of the

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What Happens in Grenada, Stays in Grenada – Gambling in Grenada and the Casino Gaming Act 2014

November 13, 2015

In 2014, the Government of Grenada passed legislation in respect to casino gaming, involving such games as BlackJack, Roulette, Poker, Craps and the like. This Act called the “Casino Gaming Act” regulates the licensing of casinos, and places restrictions to casinos and gaming in casinos. In particular, a licence to operate a casino can only be granted to a body corporate which owns or manages a hotel of at least 300 rooms approved or accredited by the Grenada Tourism Authority or approved by the Minister of Finance. All hotels holding

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Recent Editorial Contributions

November 13, 2015

Within the past year, Seon & Associates has also contributed to and or has been published in the following:  Allen & Overy Global Litigation Survey 2015 World Bank Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency World Bank Doing Business 2016 : Enforcing Contracts

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Recent Assignments

November 13, 2015

As part of our diverse portfolio Seon & Associates has recently: Advised a leading international investment firm specializing in wealth management, investment banking, and sales and trading services on local and regional regulatory securities trading requirements for an online trading platform. Acted as Counsel before the High Court in injunctive proceedings for appointed Personal Representatives of an Estate in a fraudulent conveyance claim. Represented and advised a regional public cross-listed company in its pro-rata rights issue of securities, which included liaising with, and preparing the requisite filings for, the Eastern

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Doing Business In Grenada

July 2, 2015

If you’re ready to do business in Grenada, incorporate your local company or register a branch of an overseas company in Grenada, then you’ll need to consider a few things: Will you be operating as a sole proprietor or partnership; a limited liability or a non-profit company? Will you have employees or be subject to Value Added Tax? Once you identify the type of entity you’ll be operating, whether sole proprietor or company, this entity is required to be registered or incorporated at Grenada’s Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office.

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