South African firm ENSafrica is merging with Mauritian firm De Comarmond & Koenig (DCKM), as it continues its expansion across Africa.
Offshore firm Collas Crill is relocating two lawyers to London, creating its second office outside the Channel Islands.
Offshore firm Conyers Dill & Pearman has shut its São Paulo office, although the firm is maintaining an on-the-ground presence in Brazil through a representative lawyer.
Asset management boutique MJ Hudson and Jersey firm VerrasLaw have agreed to merge, in a bid to become a global alternative asset law firm.
Walkers has picked up a partner from Maples and Calder in a boost for its Cayman islands investment funds team.
Maples and Calder litigation Colin McKie has been appointed as a QC in the first round of silk appointments in the Cayman Islands for three years.
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
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Appleby enters Guernsey and Conyers Dill & Pearman follows. It’s a classic follow the leader situation right?