British Virgin Islands (BVI) firm Forbes Hare is launching a contentious advisory practice in its London office in what is believed to be the first move of its type by an offshore firm.
Walkers’ recently-elected managing partner Ingrid Pierce has spoken of the way the offshore sector is reviewing its transparency and corporate governance laws in a video interview with The Lawyer.
Mourant Ozannes has rehired partner Barney Lee from Appleby, three years after Lee left to set up the rival firm’s Guernsey office.
Brick Court Chambers silk Mark Cran is relocating to Bermuda to join litigation and insurance-focused firm Attride-Stirling & Woloniecki as a senior counsel.
Maples’ 2012 hiring spree has pushed it to the top of the offshore top 30 again, with the firm overtaking Appleby as the world’s largest by headcount.
Offshore firms are not letting proposed regulatory changes to the legal profession put them off opening offices in the British Virgin Islands
A round-up of some of the most prominent mandates that have been keeping offshore lawyers busy
Maples and Calder has regained the top spot and other firms are expanding - the tide is changing offshore
Profiles of the top 30 offshore firms, ranked by number of partners
The past quarter has been busy for the offshore sector as firms have looked to capitalise on globalisation, while workflow has remained high