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BVI trusts and private client legislative updates

The British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) have now passed, and brought into effect, significant and welcome changes to its trusts and probate legislation. This update summarises the principal features of these changes that may be of interest to private client practitioners and trustees globally.

Businesses overcoming the commercial challenges now faced worldwide require tenacity and agility

It is difficult to think of the challenges now faced across the world as anything other than unprecedented. Businesses have never had to deal with the level of disruption delivered by the Covid-19 pandemic. Working life for a large part of the workforce has radically changed. It has become quite apparent that whilst there has without a doubt been a vast improvement in the level of safety from infection, we are by no means through this complicated situation.

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Debevoise honoured in three categories by Yale Law Women

Debevoise & Plimpton has been named one of the top five ‘Family Friendly Firms’ in New York by Yale Law Women (YLW) in its annual Family Friendly Firms survey. In addition, the firm finished in the top three nationally in the ‘Professional Development’ category and in the top five in the ‘Parental Leave’ category.

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