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The offshore jurisdictions are thought to be secretive, with banking secrecy being an important part of what those jurisdictions offer to businesses and individuals who use them.
Family disputes over the provisions of a will are a relatively common occurrence in Bermuda courts.
The Royal Court has had to consider the impact of the regulatory regime in Jersey under the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005 upon online blog sites.
As set out in Public Trustee v Cooper, there are four categories of administrative application.
A Bermuda court has ruled that the target of an intergovernmental request for information under a TIEA may require the attorney-general to produce the terms of the request.
It is natural that where differences arise between joint venture parties, it is to the BVI, and its successful Commercial Court, that they head to resolve their disputes.
The Bermuda decision of Stiftung Salle Modulable & Rutli Stiftung v Butterfield Trust (Bermuda) Ltd contains important points relevant to the question of litigation funding.
The decision of the Supreme Court in London in the divorce proceedings of Prest v Petrodel Resources Ltd and Others was awaited with eager anticipation.
It is a frequent and necessary function of the law to create a balance between competing and conflicting desirable aims.
This article underlines the differences from the law or practice of the UK in three areas that have an impact on the enforcement of claims by creditors and shareholders of Bermuda companies.
Appleby has hired Orla Tynan as a trainee advocate in the Isle of Man litigation and insolvency team and Alicia Cain to the Isle of Man corporate and commercial team.
Appleby has held a seminar entitled ‘Directors — do you know your duties?’, which was held on 15 November at the Old Government House Hotel, St Peter Port, Guernsey.
Appleby has acted as lead counsel to Standard Chartered in connection with the consolidation of its two Jersey banking entities.
Appleby Isle of Man has now held the island’s top spot in all three leading independent legal directories for five consecutive years, after receiving Tier 1 rankings once again in 2013.
Appleby has had two lawyers listed as Most Highly Regarded Individuals in the Who’s Who of Private Client Lawyers 2013.
Cybernaut confirms that, as a matter of public policy, the court, not arbitrators, will deal with any underlying dispute and its adequacy as a basis for winding up.
Appleby recently opened its doors to 13 Caymanian students, who had applied to spend time working alongside the law firm’s experts over the summer.
The UK Supreme Court has considered the extent to which the English courts would recognise and enforce a judgment made in non-EU foreign insolvency proceedings.
The recent case of Barclays Wealth Trustees (Jersey) v Equity Trust (Jersey) Limited  JRC094 provides further clarification as to the position of third-party litigation funding in Jersey.
There was a ripple of concern in both Jersey and the UK after the High Court’s decision in HSBC Bank v Tambrook Jersey Ltd  EWHC 866 (Ch).