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Guidance for directors of Jersey, Guernsey and BVI companies in extraordinary economic circumstances

We are living in challenging times, arguably far more challenging than in 2008 given the supply and the demand side issues all businesses are facing, and the concerns as to our personal well-being and that of those around us. Against such a backdrop, informed decision-making by directors is all the more complicated, and so too any assessment of the risks that directors face in trying to steer a company through what are often unchartered waters.

Covid-19 – A ‘supervening event’?

Could these fundamental financial changes provide a basis for reopening financial remedy orders on the basis that the financial impact of the pandemic constitutes a new event which has fundamentally undermined or invalidated the basis of the original order?

Trusts and insolvency – a guide

Private wealth structures are not immune from insolvency. Here we examine the Jersey and Guernsey position from the trustee’s perspective and consider the issues with which a trustee needs to be familiar.


Lovells Tokyo head Lester eyes Aussie homecoming as AAR comes calling

Australian firm Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) has swooped for Lovells Tokyo managing partner Tim Lester. Lester, who heads Lovells’ Asian capital markets team, will be joining AAR as a partner in its corporate and finance practice and will be based in Perth, as first revealed on (12 June). Lester’s departure from Lovells is an […]

Deborah Prince: Which?

With its ever-expanding remit, Which? legal chief Deborah Prince is looking for a team to keep up with the needs of the charity. By Jon Parker. Fifty years have passed since the UK charity the Consumers’ Association, now known as Which?, was born out of a Bethnal Green garage in a bid to fight shoddy […]

Maples and Calder boosts associate numbers

Offshore firm Maples and Calder has promoted finance and capital markets associate Stacey Overholt to the partnership. At the same time, the firm has further bolstered its London office with the hire of six associates. They are: Oliver Goodwin joins from Ogier; Jack Mariott joins from Nabarro; Jessica Stock and Sarah MacLachlan both join from […]

Wallace nets enic’s acquisition of Spurs

Wallace has acted for Enic International on its purchase of Sir Alan Sugar’s remaining shares in football club Tottenham Hotspur. Enic, owned by the family trust of international investor Joseph Lewis and Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, instructed a team led by Wallace managing partner Rex Newman on the £25m purchase from Amshold, owned by Sugar […]

Clementi begins to take effect

Four years ago, when to most people the name Clementi still meant the man from the Pru, Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) snapped up the brand name, call centre technology, website and telephone numbers of the claims manager then dubbed ‘Shames Direct’. It’s a very different legal market now from the one in which RJW […]

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