The judiciary has been having a tough time lately. Yet, for some, such factors have not be conclusively discouraging: in recent weeks, the commercial court has slowly been filled with some impressive appointments.
On 12 November 2018 the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) issued a revised Handbook on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing (the Handbook). Put simply, the Handbook is a statement of the standards expected by the GFSC of all ‘Specified Businesses’ in the Bailiwick. The Handbook now applies to both financial services businesses and prescribed […]
This publication has been prepared for the assistance of those who are considering the formation of an exempted (or international) limited partnership in an offshore jurisdiction such as Bermuda, the Cayman Islands (“Cayman”) or the British Virgin Islands (“B.V.I.”) for the conduct of business outside such jurisdiction. This publication touches on, but does not deal […]
This publication has been prepared for the assistance of those who are considering the formation of companies in the Cayman Islands (“Cayman”). It deals in broad terms with the requirements of Cayman law for the establishment and operation of such entities. It is not intended to be exhaustive but merely to provide brief details and […]
The Cayman Islands is a world leader in the establishment of offshore hedge funds. Its tax-neutral platform, stable economy, sophisticated banking sector, confidentiality and professional financial service industry are just some of the reasons the location is attractive to hedge fund managers the world over. To help fund managers decide whether the Cayman Islands is […]
This publication has been prepared for the assistance of proposed directors of Cayman Islands mutual funds and certain Cayman Islands securities investment business companies. It deals in broad terms with the requirements of Cayman Islands Law and is not intended to be exhaustive but merely to provide brief details and information which we hope will […]
Former Linklaters marketing head Frank Mellish has agreed to destroy documents shared between him and the firm, in relation to matters he said would expose “the ongoing struggle [the firm] has with women in the workplace”.
After identifying London and New York as key offices for expansion, King & Spalding has revealed that City turnover increased by 12 per cent to over $48m in 2018. King & Spalding’s City figures have been up and down in the last few years, with turnover rising 14 per cent over 2015 only to fall […]
K&L Gates is considering closing its office in Warsaw, The Lawyer understands, mirroring similar strategic reviews held at other US firms with outposts in the CEE region. A management meeting is understood to have been set up for this week to discuss plans around a potential pull-out from the city. The firm declined to comment on the […]
In our latest 60 second interview, Brewin Dolphin head of legal Alissa Foale talks to The Lawyer about her function’s biggest challenges, necessary skills to successfully manage change and how she thinks financial services will transform in the coming years ahead of her session at this year’s In-house Financial Services conference. How do you think […]
NHS Commercial Solutions has rolled out a new legal panel, with firms including Addleshaw Goddard, Clyde & Co and DAC Beachcroft winning places. The three firms have been reappointed to the procurement organisation’s framework, as well as Mills & Reeve and Trowers & Hamlins. A total of 19 firms have made it on to the new roster; new additions are Browne Jacobson, Sintons, […]