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Starting Point Employment Law Guide – Jersey Update – September 2018

By Siobhan Riley, Huw Thomas, Tarina Le Boutillier Whilst in the UK changes to employment legislation generally happen in April, major changes to Jersey employment law have in recent years occurred in September. September 2018 is no exception and will arguably be the busiest September for Jersey HR professionals for some years. There is a raft of changes […]

Video: How to health check the anatomy of your legal matters

By Rob MacAdam With clients expecting more efficiency, transparency and value from their lawyers, it’s time for law firms to re-engineer their legal service delivery into real competitive advantage. In this video, Rob MacAdam, Director of Legal Solutions, identifies six elements that make up the anatomy of a legal matter, and discusses what improvements can be […]

Updates on proportionality of costs in court proceedings

By Gwendoline Davies, Claire Acklam Anyone involved in the conduct of litigation will be aware that the ‘overriding objective’, at rule 1.1 (1) of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), requires cases to be dealt with “justly and at proportionate cost”. Unfortunately, the question of what is proportionate continues to cause confusion and dispute.  In this latest […]

Women on Boards – As they progress, businesses thrive

By Susana Almeida Lopes Women represent 50% of the working population and are as much or more educated and qualified as men are. However, the problem of gender diversity (or lack of it), especially in top positions in organisations, is a persistent societal problem, and there are (many) studies that, if concrete measures are not taken, […]

Franchise resales – should franchisors be involved?

By Emma Lusty It is a common misconception that a franchise network with a high level of resales is a bad sign. In fact, a healthy resale market is a good sign. It means that franchisees are able to build up profitable businesses which can be sold to recover a return on their initial investment and […]

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This is the fourth in a series of commercial mortgage-backed securitisations Morgan Stanley International has worked on. In Europe, it is pioneering the US investment banking practice of making loans to commercial property owners with the specific intent of securitising them. The first one was undertaken in August last year, when Allen & Overy acted […]

Chase Manhattan

Chase Manhattan Bank sells Hong Kong retail bank business and subsidiary Chase Manhattan Card Company to Standard Chartered Bank for $1.32bn (£907m). Chase Manhattan Bank advised by Allen & Overy (Simon Berry). Standard Chartered Bank advised by Slaughter and May.

Kennedys scores UK first with New Zealand launch

City firm Kennedys is believed to have become the first UK firm to open an office in New Zealand. Following the opening of its Hong Kong office in February, the firm is expanding its international presence with the new office, based in Auckland’s financial and commercial centre. The main focus of the Auckland office will […]

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