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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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Kennedys has raided Australian firm Minter Ellison for a four-partner insurance team in order to launch a Sydney office. The firm is hiring partners Mark Doepel, Adrian Howie, Tony O’Reilly and Patrick George along with a team of around 20 lawyers to set up the new office, which will be in operation by July. Senior […]

IP specialist quits Olswang for Pinsents

Pinsent Masons has hired commercial IP partner Kim Walker from Olswang. Pinsent Masons has hired commercial IP partner Kim Walker from Olswang. Walker has been a partner at Olswang since 2000 and was previously a partner at Biddle & Co for 11 years. Pinsents also made up IP litigator Deborah Bould and recently recruited two […]

University of Sydney beats London School of Economics in WTO mooting face-off

The University of Sydney won this year’s annual World Trade Organisation (WTO) moot court competition, narrowly beating the London School of Economics (LSE) in the final round. The competition, which is organised by the European Law Students’ Association, saw the Australian team beat 63 other universities to the title. The final round was held in […]

Herbies hires diversity chief

Herbert Smith has recruited a permanent diversity consultant in response to increasing calls from potential clients for the silver circle firm to provide tangible evidence of a commitment to diversity issues. Carolyn Lee joined Herbert Smith last month as inclusion manager and will be responsible for conducting diversity training at the firm and introducing programmes […]

Bates Wells tops charity client table for fifth consecutive year

London’s Bates Wells & Braithwaite is the UK’s top firm for charity work, according to an annual league table. The RCM Top 3000 Charities list shows that the firm acts for 220 of the UK’s top 3,000 charities – well clear of second-placed Withers, which acts for 153. Senior Partner Stephen Lloyd, head of the charity and […]

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