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Liquidators of Madoff fund receive Privy Council blow in key ruling

17-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The liquidators of Bernard L. Madoff feeder fund Fairfield Sentry, represented by British Virgin Islands (BVI) firm Forbes Hare and Macfarlanes, have lost two key points before the Privy Council in an important judgment.

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Ogier pilots paralegal scheme to nurture new talent

25-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firm Ogier is piloting a scheme to use paralegal roles as a potential stepping-stone to qualifying as a lawyer.


Cleary, Conyers, Ogier and Skadden win roles on Lenta's dual Russian-London IPO

13-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

A quartet of US and offshore firms have taken the lead roles on the dual listing of Russian hypermarket giant Lenta on the London and Moscow Stock Exchanges, creating the world’s largest publicly listed British Virgin Islands (BVI) company.


Harneys becomes latest offshore firm to launch in Singapore

10-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firm Harneys is bolstering its Asian presence with a Singapore office, relocating two Hong Kong partners to the jurisdiction to lead the venture.


Slaughters widens its lead in stock market client rankings

3-Mar-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Slaughter and May has increased its lead in the rankings of total stock market clients, after closest competitor Pinsent Masons saw its total drop from 96 to 93.

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Offshore market focuses on technology as turnover rises

24-Feb-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The offshore legal market had a solid 2013, with several firms reporting double-digit increases in turnover and a pronounced pick-up in activity levels.

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Offshore 2014

The Offshore Top 30, 2014: rankings and analysis

24-Feb-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Ogier and Carey Olsen climb the charts due to a new ranking method but Maples and Calder still hits top spot

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The Offshore Top 30, 2014: The byteback begins

24-Feb-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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


Offshore: Deals and cases Q3 2013


A round-up of some of the most prominent corporate and litigation work that has been keeping offshore lawyers busy


Offshore: Jersey – The ties that bind

18-Nov-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Jersey is promoting its links with the UK while shaping a stronger international role 

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Wealth Structuring 20:20 2014 download subscription

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This feature publication aims to tap into the issues facing high-net-worth individuals around the globe, and investigate the themes and challenges affecting this elite group.

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Rolf Lindsay

Stay cool and prosper


A public directory of beneficial ownership would be an attack on the freedom of privacy to achieve nothing

Keeping it simple


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).

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No firm is an island


Appleby enters Guernsey and Conyers Dill & Pearman follows. It’s a classic follow the leader situation right?

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