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.
Ogier and Carey Olsen climb the charts due to a new ranking method but Maples and Calder still hits top spot
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
A round-up of some of the most prominent corporate and litigation work that has been keeping offshore lawyers busy
Jersey is promoting its links with the UK while shaping a stronger international role
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
Jobs keeping offshore lawyers busy in the past quarter have ranged from financings through IPOs and acquisitions to insolvency proceedings
The Offshore Firm of the Year shortlist this year was packed full of firms that have been innovative and brave
IRS announces major changes to offshore voluntary disclosure programme download subscription
The IRS has made a number of welcome adjustments to its streamlined procedures for non-residents of the US.
Three brothers who ran one of Gibraltar’s largest law firms were jailed last week for fraud, four years after their firm, Marrache & Co, was put into liquidation.
Slaughter and May continues to advise more stock market clients than any other firm, with 119 currently on its books.
Speechly Bircham’s head of intellectual property (IP) Alexander Carter-Silk has quit for Brown Rudnick, while its corporate recovery chief Christopher Harlowe has resigned for offshore firm Mourant Ozannes.
Appleby has become the first offshore firm to obtain a licence from China’s Ministry of Justice that allows it to offer offshore legal services in the country.
A public directory of beneficial ownership would be an attack on the freedom of privacy to achieve nothing
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).