The big five remain and Jersey still dominates, but the arrival of Viberts makes waves in BVI.
Offshore firms are thriving despite sustained media and political attacks on their domiciles’ reputation. Meanwhile, Asia’s significance is rising.
Several billion-dollar deals and a number of landmark cases characterised workflows for offshore firms in the third quarter of 2014
Offshore players have high hopes of Singapore but for now the work is limited, so increased competition could stymie firms’ growth
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?
The latest offshore deals comprise a few firsts, including a groundbreaking hybrid mutual in Bermuda and the largest ever catastrophe bond issuance
The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position?
The City’s halfway-house location and diverse market is drawing new offshore players – including litigators
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
A host of billion-dollar plus deals and some chunky litigation have characterised the last six months offshore.
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The US Supreme Court recently required a lawyer to show why he should not be sanctioned in connection for a cert petition. The order did not specify the problems with it. Then again, it didn’t really have to — one look at it and your head will spin.
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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.
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.
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.
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.