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Coming to America: Jersey approves US-style LLCs

Jersey’s decision to allow the creation of limited liability companies (LLCs) will allow the island to attract more US-based clients and offer more flexibility than the current partnership status based on English law. Here, partner James Willmott and associate David Patterson examine the options. In a move aimed at catering to Jersey’s growing pan-Atlantic business, […]

Jersey – Practical Guide to Property Law

Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands and is a self-governing British Crown Dependency with its own financial and legal systems and its own courts of law. Jersey property law is derived from a mixture of local statute and customary (common) law. Jersey’s customary law has evolved from Norman-French law and is primarily contained […]

Changes to Guernsey’s corporate tax residence rules

Guernsey’s rules on corporate tax residence changed at the beginning of 2019 following amendments to its existing tax law brought into effect by a combination of the Income Tax (Guernsey) (Amendment) (No 2) Ordinance 2018, the Income Tax (Substance Requirements) (Implementation) Regulations, 2018 and the Income Tax (Substance Requirements) (Implementation) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018, all passed […]

Bombay High Court refuses anti arbitration injuncton against arbitration proceedings on the question of appointment of the tribunal

On 17 December 2018, the Hon’ble Bombay High Court (Court), in Ravi Arya & Ors v. Palm View Overseas Limited & Ors, passed an important order in relation to an antiarbitration injunction sought by the Plaintiffs in the matter, against an arbitral proceeding seated in Mumbai. The Court held that a challenge to the constitution […]

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Osborne Clarke loss prompts focus shift

Osborne Clarke is set to refocus its media finance team following the departure of film finance partner Phil Alberstat. The Canadian lawyer is leaving the firm in December to join the William Morris talent agency in Los Angeles as a film agent. Osborne Clarke will be left without a specialist film finance partner following Alberstat’s […]

Eversheds wins place on Transco panel; Pinsents, Hammonds retained

Eversheds has won a place on the National Grid Transco (NGT) panel for the first time. The combined Pinsent Masons has also won a place on the panel thanks to Pinsents existing relationship with NGT. Hammonds has cemented its relationship with the electricity and gas supplier by becoming the third firm to win a place […]

Fulbright & Jaworski raids Richards Butler for UK litigation launch

Houston firm Fulbright & Jaworski is hiring Richards Butler litigation partner Lista Cannon as it prepares to launch a UK litigation practice. Fulbright has had a London outpost for two decades, but Cannon’s hire marks a strategic change in direction. It is understood that Cannon has been tasked to build a disputes practice to complement […]

MoFo swoops on Shaw Pittman to snare last three London partners

A two-year string of departures culminated last week in the exit of Shaw Pitt-man’s last three London partners. The loss of the trio, who are to join vibrant US rival Morrison & Foerster (MoFo), has sparked a rearguard action by the Washington firm to keep any London lawyers. Alistair Maughan, London managing partner and co-chair […]

Government to hike civil court fees

Civil court fees are set to rise from 4 January, it was announced this morning (30 November). In the revised civil court fees, first outlined in May 2004 but unveiled by the government today, new fees have been introduced in a number of areas. These include money claims in the High Court valued at £200,000 […]

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