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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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It takes two

It’s no accident that the Chancery Division and the Commercial Court are separate entities – and that’s how they should stay, argues Geoffrey Zelin. It is beyond doubt that the Chancery Division and the Commercial Court each offer judges of the highest quality. Moreover, there is a considerable overlap in their work. Many contractual disputes […]

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New study shows world’s most, least corrupt nations

A new report was published today assessing perceived corruption levels in 180 countries. The NGO’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) annual report, published today, draws on expert and business surveys to score nations’ perceived public-sector corruption on a scale from zero (‘highly corrupt’) to ten (‘highly clean’). Denmark, New Zealand and Sweden are the least corrupt, […]

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