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A practical guide to setting up a family office in Jersey

Around the world family offices are growing in number. Family offices are increasingly becoming the organisation of choice for very wealthy families because they can be tailored to meet the individual needs of the families establishing them.

EU-US Privacy Shield for data transfers ruled as invalid

The Office of the Data Protection Authority in Guernsey (ODPA) has warned companies in the Bailiwick to be aware of the recent Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) judgment which affects all businesses who transfer personal data outside of the Bailiwick and the European Union (EU).

Recognition and Assistance for PRC Insolvency in Hong Kong

Synopsis A recent case in Hong Kong, has demonstrated both the ability and willingness of common law courts to recognise insolvency appointments made by the courts of the People’s Republic of China (‘PRC’), and to grant appropriate assistance at common law. It is to be hoped that this proven track record will pave the way for easier recognition of common law court appointed liquidators in PRC, where, unlike in common law countries, such recognition is subject to the principle of reciprocity.



Fried Frank poised for major UK funds boost with K&E partner trio

Kirkland & Ellis is understood to have lost three private funds partners to Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, less than a year after the firm’s London head Graham White made the same move. Mark Mifsud, Kate Downey and Alexandra Conroy resigned from Kirkland last week. Their starting date at Fried Frank is yet to […]

Eversheds and PwC launch guide on developing renewables in Egypt

Eversheds has launched ‘Developing renewable energy projects – a guide to achieving success in the Middle East (Egypt)’ with PwC’s Middle East Sustainability and Renewable Centre of Excellence and Egyptian firm Shahid Law. The guide focuses on Egypt’s current opportunities in renewable energy after the announcement of the new feed-in-tariff scheme by the Egyptian government […]


Hot 100 alumni: Tim Emmerson, Sullivan & Cromwell

In 2008, Tim Emmerson was a senior partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s M&A team in London. Two years later, he became head of European M&A, tasked with building the firm’s corporate transactions practice in the UK and Europe. In 2008, Tim Emmerson was a senior partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s M&A team in London. Two […]

Jonathon Manning

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 25 May 2015

Social media has changed the world. For many people it is the first place to go to talk to friends, organise events or even read the news. What some do not know is that posting comments online, particularly about your employer, can have serious consequences. Collyer Bristow highlights a number of instances when employees have […]

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Antidote, W1

Nicky Richmond finds the perfect antidote for a booking disappointment at the tiny, but excellent, Antidote. I was planning to go to Duck and Rice, the new Alan Yau in Berwick Street, but the kitchens were shut due to an electricity fault. As I walked into the duck house, no-one was at the door, a […]

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