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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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Labour lawyers attack Govt for lack of human rights funding

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In brief: Arctic challenge for Herbert Smith cycle duo

Herbert Smith shipping group partner Mike Allen (above left) and solicitor Alex Davis (above right) are to cycle 450km to raise funds for the RNLI as part of its 1998 Arctic Cycle Challenge from 18-26 July. To sponsor them, call Mike Allen on 0171 374 8000.

Top juniors are in high demand

Daniel Holden takes a look at the outstanding PI and medical negligence juniors making a name for themselves in the City sets Many skilled juniors practise in the personal injury field, which attracts work from both London and the regions. But although the list of medical negligence juniors is long, solicitors still consider them to […]

Meddling with the nation's retirement

New Labour has endangered occupational pension schemes, warns Jane Marshall. Jane Marshall is a partner and head of pensions at Hammond Suddards. The importance of retirement provision has never been more recognised – but are traditional occupational schemes suitable with today’s labour market and work patterns? Pension provision is particularly tax efficient. Contributions paid by […]

In brief: Bird & Bird reels in film specialist Dally

Bird & Bird has appointed film lawyer Peter Dally as a partner. Dally, who specialises in film production finance and distribution, was formerly a partner at Denton Hall and latterly at Marriott Harrison.

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