Offshore 2014

The Offshore Top 30, 2014: rankings and analysis

24-Feb-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Ogier and Carey Olsen climb the charts due to a new ranking method but Maples and Calder still hits top spot

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The Offshore Top 30, 2014: The byteback begins

24-Feb-2014 | By Joanne Harris

After the activity lull last year, offshore firms have regrouped and come out fighting with state-of-the-art technology that takes client service to a new level


Offshore: Deals and cases Q3 2013


A round-up of some of the most prominent corporate and litigation work that has been keeping offshore lawyers busy


Offshore: Jersey – The ties that bind

18-Nov-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Jersey is promoting its links with the UK while shaping a stronger international role 


Offshore: Mauritius - Sun, sea and tax

22-Jul-2013 | By Joanne Harris

The current commercial interest in Africa is having a knock-on effect in Mauritius as it becomes one of the world’s growing offshore jurisdictions


Offshore: Deals and cases Q2 2013

22-Jul-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Jobs keeping offshore lawyers busy in the past quarter have ranged from financings through IPOs and acquisitions to insolvency proceedings


Offshore: Awards - Bold Standard

22-Jul-2013 | By Joanne Harris

The Offshore Firm of the Year shortlist this year was packed full of firms that have been innovative and brave


Offshore: BVI - Shining through

29-Apr-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firms are not letting proposed regulatory changes to the legal profession put them off opening offices in the British Virgin Islands


Offshore: Deals and cases Q1 2013

29-Apr-2013 | By Joanne Harris

A round-up of some of the most prominent mandates that have been keeping offshore lawyers busy

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Offshore survey 2013: Ebb and flow

25-Feb-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Maples and Calder has regained the top spot and other firms are expanding - the tide is changing offshore

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Offshore Briefings

Wealth Structuring 20:20 2014 download subscription

Appleby 9-Apr-2014

This feature publication aims to tap into the issues facing high-net-worth individuals around the globe, and investigate the themes and challenges affecting this elite group.

Offshore News

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Liquidators of Madoff fund receive Privy Council blow in key ruling

17-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The liquidators of Bernard L. Madoff feeder fund Fairfield Sentry, represented by British Virgin Islands (BVI) firm Forbes Hare and Macfarlanes, have lost two key points before the Privy Council in an important judgment.

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Ogier pilots paralegal scheme to nurture new talent

25-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firm Ogier is piloting a scheme to use paralegal roles as a potential stepping-stone to qualifying as a lawyer.


Cleary, Conyers, Ogier and Skadden win roles on Lenta's dual Russian-London IPO

13-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

A quartet of US and offshore firms have taken the lead roles on the dual listing of Russian hypermarket giant Lenta on the London and Moscow Stock Exchanges, creating the world’s largest publicly listed British Virgin Islands (BVI) company.


Harneys becomes latest offshore firm to launch in Singapore

10-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firm Harneys is bolstering its Asian presence with a Singapore office, relocating two Hong Kong partners to the jurisdiction to lead the venture.

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Offshore Opinion

Rolf Lindsay

Stay cool and prosper


A public directory of beneficial ownership would be an attack on the freedom of privacy to achieve nothing

Keeping it simple


In this year’s offshore survey The Lawyer excluded firms’ fiduciary lawyers and partners to get a better reflection of what’s happening with the legal side of their businesses (see story).

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