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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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The new management team at Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (MBRM), which was officially crowned last week, has already vowed to push forward the revolution in the firm’s partnership culture. Chairman Jim Holzhauer and vice-chairmen Paul Maher and Ken Geller are putting two things at the top of the firm’s strategic agenda: doubling turnover in […]

Racing ahead

East Anglia has become a development hot spot. Law firms need to create specialist teams to keep up with the changes, says Laura Holdaway The continuing real estate development boom in the regions around London has brought about a greater demand on law firms to provide niche real estate financing advice. East Anglia in particular […]

After Litvinenko: special measures for Russia

The UK’s request to Russia to extradite Andrei Lugovoi, who is implicated in the poisoning of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko, was flatly refused by Moscow. Article 63 of the Russian Constitution, cited by Russian officials, prohibits extraditions in political cases. However, nothing allows Russia to refuse to comply with an extradition request when the […]

Amnesty accuses Israel of international human rights law violations

Israel has been criticised by human rights group Amnesty International for its “blatant violation of international law” in the West Bank. In a report published to mark the 40th anniversary of the Six-Day War on 5 June, Amnesty International claims Israel’s 220-mile security wall, much of which is on Palestinian land, is in defiance of […]

Robert Muckle recruits from local rivals

Newcastle-based Robert Muckle has raided its local rivals for two new partners, hiring Dickinson Dees senior lawyer Alan Grisedale and Ward Hadaway partner Matt Collen. •Newcastle-based Robert Muckle has raided its local rivals for two new partners, hiring Dickinson Dees senior lawyer Alan Grisedale and Ward Hadaway partner Matt Collen. Grisedale joins the firm’s commercial […]

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