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Coming to America: Jersey approves US-style LLCs

Jersey’s decision to allow the creation of limited liability companies (LLCs) will allow the island to attract more US-based clients and offer more flexibility than the current partnership status based on English law. Here, partner James Willmott and associate David Patterson examine the options. In a move aimed at catering to Jersey’s growing pan-Atlantic business, […]

Jersey – Practical Guide to Property Law

Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands and is a self-governing British Crown Dependency with its own financial and legal systems and its own courts of law. Jersey property law is derived from a mixture of local statute and customary (common) law. Jersey’s customary law has evolved from Norman-French law and is primarily contained […]

Changes to Guernsey’s corporate tax residence rules

Guernsey’s rules on corporate tax residence changed at the beginning of 2019 following amendments to its existing tax law brought into effect by a combination of the Income Tax (Guernsey) (Amendment) (No 2) Ordinance 2018, the Income Tax (Substance Requirements) (Implementation) Regulations, 2018 and the Income Tax (Substance Requirements) (Implementation) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018, all passed […]

Bombay High Court refuses anti arbitration injuncton against arbitration proceedings on the question of appointment of the tribunal

On 17 December 2018, the Hon’ble Bombay High Court (Court), in Ravi Arya & Ors v. Palm View Overseas Limited & Ors, passed an important order in relation to an antiarbitration injunction sought by the Plaintiffs in the matter, against an arbitral proceeding seated in Mumbai. The Court held that a challenge to the constitution […]

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United Biscuits legal chief quits for Viacom role

United Biscuits’ (UB) head of commercial law Ian Haslegrave has quit the UK’s biggest biscuit maker to join Viacom. Haslegrave is due to leave UB on 3 January and is starting his new role as European legal director for business and legal affairs for Viacom Outdoor, the advertising contractor owned by the media giant which […]

Cisco dumps panel for one-on-one with Eversheds

Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in networking for the internet, has launched a radical new legal model which has seen it drop all its UK law firms in favour of Eversheds. Baker & McKenzie, Herbert Smith and Weil Gotshal & Manges have all missed out. As first reported by The Lawyer (23 August 2004), Cisco […]

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LLPs – and the problems they bring with them – are becoming more common. William Wastie on the numerous hurdles to overcome The move to limited liability partnership (LLP) status for UK law firms is gathering pace. The pressure for change is being driven not just by a desire to move away from unlimited personal […]

CC Paris star quits to take up Sullivan Euro drive

US firm Sullivan & Cromwell has shocked the Paris legal market by taking on Clifford Chance partner Dominique Bompoint, rated by many as the most talented lawyer of his generation. Corporate star Bompoint caused quite a stir when he quit Bredin Prat for Clifford Chance in 2001, and now he is leaving after just three […]

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