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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.


Linklaters secures Bunhill Row lease for new offices

Linklaters & Alliance is taking on the lease of a 100,000sq ft office at 3 Bunhill Row, London EC1, adjacent to Slaughter and May‘s new Chiswell Street building. Linklaters was advised in-house, with real estate partner Elizabeth Bennett leading the team. Construction partner Simon Burch also worked on the deal. Bennett says that a final […]

powergen / e.on

Slaughter and May scooped this deal from the jaws of Freshfields after it had a massive conflict – being the law firm of choice for both Powergen, through London, and E.ON, through merger partner Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Löber in Germany. Slaughters was called in without beauty parading, in a move believed to be the result […]

McDermott to advise on e-banking

The London office of Chicago firm McDermott Will & Emery is setting up a new practice group to advise investment banks on e-commerce work. The group, dubbed the financial markets technology practice, will be cross-disciplinary and will include US-based lawyers even though it is headed out of London. It will advise financial services institutions, software […]

Garretts hires Dewey Ballantine lawyer

Andersen Legal Garretts is taking on its first US-qualified capital markets partner from the London office of New York firm Dewey Ballantine. Drew Salvest, who has been a partner at Dewey Ballantine for three years and before that was a partner at Brown & Wood, specialises in securitisation and capital markets. He is the fourth […]

Dechert expands in US with West Coast office

Transatlantic firm Dechert is ramping up its US presence and opening up its first office on the West Coast. The firm is setting up a practice in Newport Beach, which is about 30 miles south of Los Angeles in Orange County. The office will focus on financial services work for some of the firm’s key […]

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