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CEO Blog: Supporting The Road to Recovery

Almost two months ago, just before Jersey went into its version of ‘lockdown’, I wrote a blog pointing to just how significant I thought collaboration across the industry would be in tackling the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic. I spoke about how our combined potential as a 14,000-strong workforce with broad and deep expertise could be vital […]

Roberts case – a summary

The name of this case may seem familiar; perhaps too familiar given the time it usually takes for matters to proceed through our court system. However, you’d be right. This is the third preliminary issue in the matter of Harry Roberts (a minor and a protected party by his mother and litigation friend Mrs Lauren […]

Covid-19: Duties of Guernsey directors

As companies continue to adjust to operating under the various regimes put in place by both the States of Guernsey and governments globally in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and even now look forward to how and when restrictions may be eased, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (the GFSC) has issued guidance on matters they believe directors should give particular regard to when undertaking their role.

Retrospective submission of a contract of sale

On 8 May, 2020, the Supreme Court of Cyprus delivered its much-awaited judgement in the context of the appeal 68/19 (Appeal), granting leave for the submission of an application for the issuance of a Certiorari, a prerogative writ.


mortgages plc group

This is the second residential mortgage securitisation which Mortgages plc Group has done, and it has brought together the original team from last year – Clifford Chance representing the lead manager Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and Linklaters representing the issuer. On this deal, lead partner Paul Severs at Clifford Chance was running the transaction from […]


Herbert Smith gives Citibank UK start

Citibank Private Bank is on the verge of landing its first UK client after being approached by Herbert Smith, which is currently reviewing its banking services. Citibank has been contemplating a UK launch for its law firm group over the past year in a bid to mirror its US arm, where it has the biggest […]

Brief encounter: debevoise & Plimpton

The London office of New York firm Debevoise & Plimpton opened in 1989 and now boasts 28 lawyers, five of whom are partners. The practice covers corporate M&A work, international arbitration, international securities offerings and international tax planning. The firm as a whole has a strong private equity practice, not least in its London office. […]


Düsseldorf was long regarded by international firms coming into Germany as the second most important office location in the federal German market. But it was a very bad second. Nobody doubted they had to be in Frankfurt, and if time, resources and geographical wit allowed, a London managing partner hoped that they might be able […]

Hanson Waste

When David Brock left Herbert Smith for Cambridge-based Mills & Reeve a year ago, Herbert Smith agreed that this was one of the clients and cases Brock should take with him. The Allington plant will be one of the largest of its kind in the UK and is the only energy from waste permission granted […]

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