The liquidators of Gibraltar firm Marrache & Co are suing the local branch of accountancy firm Baker Tilly for negligence, breach of duty, conspiracy and dishonest assistance for audit advice given prior to Marrache’s collapse in 2010.
The Gibraltar Court of Appeal (CoA) has handed down a judgment throwing out the Marrache’s brothers’ appeals against conviction and sentencing for fraud, ruling that judge Mr Justice Grigson acted correctly throughout the lengthy and “unique” case.
Channel Islands firms Mourant Ozannes and Ogier have each hired a senior Jersey funds lawyer from the other firm.
Channel Islands firm Mourant Ozannes has hired Maples and Calder’s Singapore managing partner James Burch in a boost to its Cayman practice.
An appeal against the appointment of the judge who heard the trial of the three founders of collapsed law firm Marrache & Co is to be taken to the Privy Council after being thrown out by the Gibraltar Court of Appeal this week.
Asset management and funds boutique MJ Hudson has launched in Hong Kong, creating the firm’s third office alongside London and Jersey.
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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The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position?
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