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The LatAm fund landscape: Q&A with Giorgio Subiotto

Giorgio Subiotto is the head of Ogier’s Latin American practice. His investment funds practice focuses on the establishment of, and on-going advice to, offshore hedge funds and private equity funds for a range of investment managers and financial institutions. His over fifteen years of experience in the Cayman Islands funds market spans the whole spectrum […]

Shareholders of BVI companies need to make a BVI will advises estates expert

By Fraser Allister Shareholders in BVI companies risk making the probate and estates process more lengthy, divisive and costly when they die by not making a formal BVI will, says estates expert Fraser Allister. Fraser, part of Ogier’s leading Private Wealth team, is speaking to corporate services providers, trust companies and registered agents this week […]

How can mental capacity be assessed in the online sphere?

By Dr Laura Davidson Two recent Court of Protection cases consider mental capacity and consent through the lens of internet and social media use. The Court of Protection was recently propelled into the technological present, with two linked cases focusing for the first time on internet and social media use by adults with learning disability. Re […]

What Impact Will Brexit Have On Free Trade Agreements?

By Ursula Johnston With just over five months to go until the extended Brexit deadline of 31 October 2019, one of the core areas for debate and concern has been the impact on UK businesses that trade with both EU and non-EUcountries, especially when it comes to free trade agreements. While there is still so much uncertainty, […]

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Three form South African giant

Three of South Africa’s largest law firms have joined forces to form one of the top five legal services outfits in the country, with a partner count of more than 60. Finance heavyweight Bowman Gilfillan Haymen Godfrey is joining forces with IP specialists John & Kernick, and shipping, insurance and energy experts Findlay & Tait, […]

Quotes of the week

“The Daleks have run amok. Wherever they see a committee, it’s exterminate them, exterminate them.” “They want a Law Society that will roar back. Lions roar back. Monkeys just run around, scratch themselves and make noise. I want us to be a lion.” – Law Society council members Kenneth Byass and Kerry MacGill respectively, at […]

Law Soc council says yes to executive committee

The Law Society’s reform plan received the go-ahead from the council this week, dooming 48 committees but giving birth to an executive committee from 1 February next year. However, council members were divided over plans to select, rather than elect, members of the interim executive that will drive the changes through until June next year. […]

In brief: Mishcons loses Diana memorial fund work

Mishcon de Reya has lost out to London media specialists Harbottle & Lewis to become legal advisers to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. Harbottle & Lewis beat a further 60 tenders to advise the fund. However Mishcon de Reya will, in the short term, continue to manage the UK end of litigation in […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Diana Parker

Diana Parker was born in Newcastle in 1957. She is senior partner elect at Withers. What was your first job? Aged 14, teaching German at a Saturday school to children of English/German parents – I have always been presumptuous. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? I don’t think it reached five figures. […]

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