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The Offshore Top 30 2015: The rankings

23-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The big five remain and Jersey still dominates, but the arrival of Viberts makes waves in BVI.

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The Offshore Top 30: A healthy wave of optimism

23-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firms are thriving despite sustained media and political attacks on their domiciles’ reputation. Meanwhile, Asia’s significance is rising.

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Offshore: deals and cases Q3 2014

17-Nov-2014

Several billion-dollar deals and a number of landmark cases characterised workflows for offshore firms in the third quarter of 2014

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Offshore special: Singapore focus

17-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore players have high hopes of Singapore but for now the work is limited, so increased competition could stymie firms’ growth 

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Marrache: A hard time on the Rock

13-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Gibraltar’s Marrache case has been staggeringly expensive and bitterly disruptive, embroiling government and financial authorities in the scandal. Will the jurisdiction emerge stronger as a result?

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Offshore: Deals and cases Q2 2014

21-Jul-2014

The latest offshore deals comprise a few firsts, including a groundbreaking hybrid mutual in Bermuda and the largest ever catastrophe bond issuance

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Special report: Offshore - The Cayman Islands

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position? 

London

Offshore: Get the London look

28-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The City’s halfway-house location and diverse market is drawing new offshore players – including litigators

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Recruitment – offshore’s battle for talent

28-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

A dearth of experienced candidates has opened offshore firms’ eyes to the talent existing beyond the magic circle. But recruits must be ready for a culture shock

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Offshore: Deals and cases Q4 2013 & Q1 2014

28-Apr-2014

A host of billion-dollar plus deals and some chunky litigation have characterised the last six months offshore.

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Offshore Briefings

Jersey: civil liability for breaches of the codes – an update download

Ogier 6-Mar-2015

The Jersey Financial Services Commission consultation paper indicates that there will be three levels of penalty for material contraventions of the Codes of Practice.

Offshore News

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Offshore M&A activity soars to record levels in 2014

27-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

M&A activity offshore rose to record levels in 2014, with aggregate deal value up 63 per cent compared to 2013 and deal volume at the third-highest in the last decade.

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Offshore firms report buoyant revenue rises in strong 2014

23-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The offshore legal market has seen another year of growth, The Lawyer can reveal, with turnover rising by an average of 13.8 per cent among those firms which disclose it.

London

Allen & Overy and Linklaters pocket £10.4m for Aviva’s Friends Life merger

10-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Linklaters earned fees of approximately £10.4m for their advice on the proposed £5.6bn merger of insurance companies Aviva and Friends Life.

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Debevoise, Skadden and Slaughters take key roles on XL Group’s $4.2bn acquisition of Catlin

9-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Debevoise & Plimpton, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Slaughter and May have played key advisory roles on the $4.2bn sale of insurance giant Catlin Group to XL Group.

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Offshore Opinion

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Rock opera set up for dramatic finale

13-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Despite the best efforts of the legal and wider business community, the term ‘offshore’ generally still has pretty negative connotations among the general public.

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