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Snapshot: Enforcement of security in the BVI

In relation to a secured party enforcing its rights under a mortgage or charge of shares in a BVI company, the secured party will typically exercise its rights under BVI law to sell the shares or to appoint a receiver in respect of them.

Charities Bill 2021: A brief overview

The Charities Bill has been a long time coming. More than ten years ago the Law Commission set out to undertake a targeted review of areas of charity law identified as causing uncertainty and carrying a disproportionate regulatory or administrative burden.

Clean energy legal lowdown

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Bakers’ revenue up by a fifth

Baker & McKenzie has shrugged off the collapse of merger talks with Heller Ehrman by announcing turnover growth of 20 per cent for the year to the end of June. Firmwide revenue for the 12 months stood at $2.19bn (£1.09bn), up from $1.83bn (£910m) last year. Growth in London, which accounts for around 12 per […]


Ashurst raids Dechert for Islamic finance star Kamalpour

Ashurst raids Dechert for Islamic finance star Kamalpour” class=”inline_image inline_image_left” src=”/pictures/web/images/13311_Abradat-Kamalpour-ashurst.jpg” />Ashurst has bolstered its Islamic finance practice with the hire of Dechert’s London-based Islamic finance head Abradat Kamalpour. Kamalpour is set to join Ashurst’s London office as a partner in the firm’s securities and structured products team. Having joined Dechert’s partnership in 2006 from […]


Poster boy

Just two weeks after the news of the charity walk success of a team from Thomas Eggar, Sub-prime Of Our Lives, comes more news from the South East firm’s media harlots. Opera singer Anthony Nixon, who is a tax and succession planning ­partner at the firm in his spare time, features on a billboard advert […]

Linklaters moots lower lockstep rungs

Linklaters partners are considering a plan to lower the bottom rung of the firm’s equity ladder. The proposal, which is part of the magic circle firm’s consultation on its partnership structure, would allow senior associates and salaried partners who launch new practices to enter the equity on the same level of experience as their counterparts […]

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