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Carey Olsen partner Christopher Anderson recently introduced the concept of a hybrid vehicle for use in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry. Here, he explains how and why he came up with the idea of the world’s first ILS hybrid. As is often said, the best ideas are always the simplest. That is reassuringly accurate for […]

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By David Manda, Ruth Ormrod In the recent case of Boyd v Ineos Upstream, a hotly anticipated appeal involving fracking protestors, the Court of Appeal has provided guidance on the highly topical subject of bringing injunctions against ‘persons unknown’.  Walker Morris’ specialist Real Estate Litigators David Manda and Ruth Ormrod explain and offer some practical advice.

Employment legislation update – May 2019

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In brief: Jersey firm appoints accountancy adviser

Former Arthur Andersen partner Jeremy Arnold has been hired by Jersey law firm Ogier & Le Masurier to act as a non-executive adviser to the partners. Arnold, 58, spent nearly 40 years working for major accountancy practices before his recent retirement from Arthur Andersen. Ogiers’ chairman Malcolm Sinel said Arnold would be able to use […]

INVESTED INTERESTS

Barlow Clowes, Lloyd’s, BCCI, Maxwell, home income plans, pension-mis-selling, Barings; these are just a few of the names and terms that have gained notoriety in recent years as the courts, regulators, lawyers and accountants have increasingly had to grapple with fraud and negligence in the financial services sector. The immediate victims range from some of […]

Polish tax ace switches to US firm

Tomasz Kacymirow, known as the foremost tax expert in Poland, has left KPMG to join US firm Hunton & Williams in a move that has been described as “ground-breaking”. Lejb Fogelman, head of Hunton & Williams in Warsaw, said the appointment had set a precedent in Poland because Kacymirow is the first full domestic partner […]

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