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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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The two powers

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Brains for Christmas

Tulkinghorn was very amused upon hearing the tale of the five unsuspecting lawyers and an in-house job at Santa’s Grotto in the North Pole. Recruitment consultants Hughes-Castell advertised the festive vacancy last month as a joke, but much to its surprise received a number of serious enquires. One lawyer, who shall remain nameless, had to […]

Piper Rudnick in hiring spree for Boston launch

Dissolution of Hill & Barlow profits Piper Rudnick with 33 lawyers Expansionist US firm Piper Rudnick has now cracked the Boston market after taking on 33 lawyers from the recently dissolved Hill & Barlow to open an office in the region. The haul, which includes 17 partners, means the firm has built up its real […]

Past master

Nigel Hewitson found his vocation in life by blending law with historical preservation when he became English Heritage’s legal director. Husnara Begum reports Nigel Hewitson, the legal director of English Heritage, joined the organisation in summer 2001 after spending almost 20 years at the London Borough of Harrow, where he trained as a solicitor and […]

CC appoints banking, capital markets joint heads

Clifford Chance has elected Robert MacVicar and Tim Plews as joint heads of banking and capital markets. Although banking and capital markets have separate representation on a global level, in London they have traditionally been run together, making a £150m-turnover business. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews 15 January

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