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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.



National Power demerges UK business. National Power advised by Linklaters (Tim Clarke).

Brief Encounter: Minter Ellesison

In a global legal profession, Australian firms are unique. While most have strong Asian practices, the argument for setting up in the Northern hemisphere is considerably harder to swallow. An overseas office is always expensive. Obviously, the trick is to make sure the benefits outweigh the costs, be those benefits work referred home, successful competition […]

The student starter pack

Law degree: University of Surrey LPC: College of Law, London Things I wish I’d known: I was actually quite wealthy at the time Best advice given: To study law with a language Worst advice given: Not to spend my summer working for Eversheds in Moscow – thankfully I never took it Best thing about the […]

Paching up the problems

The Pupillage Applications Clearing House (Pach) was devised in 1996 in an attempt to bring some order into pupillage recruitment. Prior to its introduction, those seeking a pupillage were faced with the daunting task of making numerous applications to chambers, while chambers were faced with an endless stream of inquiries about pupillage. Pach introduced a […]

Denton Wilde Sapte moves on Abu Dhabi

Denton Wilde Sapte is launching an attack on lucrative projects work after being awarded licences to practise in Abu Dhabi and Oman. The firm acquired a presence in both countries through Denton Hall’s purchase of Fox & Gibbons two years ago (The Lawyer, 13 October 1998). The firm has now won licences to practise in […]

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