22 February 2010

Circular deluxe

Will Luxembourg become a European hub for Islamic finance? Chokri Bouzidi says new, clearer definitions will help

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Gateway to Africa

Politically stable, geographically well-positioned and with a robust legal system, Mauritius is the ideal stepping stone for African investment, say Craig Fulton and Anthony Whaley

Ashurst targets India via Asia base

Ashurst’s India group head has said the firm is looking to Asia to promote its Indian presence after a ruling in the Bombay High Court effectively forced it to shut its New Delhi liaison office.

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Fasken signs White & Case South Africa mining head

White & Case has been left without a head for its metals and mining practice following the departure of Johannesburg executive partner Tanneke Heersche, who has joined Fasken ­Martineau as a partner.

Tulkinghorn: Snow mobile

There are many ways of trying to get rid of a legal hack. There’s the run-of-the-mill “I’m just going into a meeting”, which ­obviously can have a stalling effect, or the “I’m in the middle of lunch with an important client” delaying tactic.

Super prime time

The economic downturn has provided opportunities for foreign investors to buy into the UK property market using offshore vehicles, say Mark Summers and Philip Beckerlegge

TLC for TCBs

After a tough few years for Jersey’s trust company businesses, the courts have adopted a softer approach for when a company is in trouble.

Isle of Man management

Amid accusations of supporting an unacceptably predatory tax system, the Isle of Man should be left to its own devices, argues Nick Verardi

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Trusts worthy

Questions over the fairness of trusts speak volumes about critics’ misreading of the difference between ’privacy’ and ’secrecy’. By David Harvey

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