Elliot Refson and Peggy Gielen of Jersey Finance discuss the latest developments in the funds sector, and specifically how new laws introduced in Jersey this July will make it easier for fund managers to migrate limited partnership fund structures here.
At the beginning of 2020, the economic outlook for the Asia-Pacific region was relatively promising. There were lingering fears regarding the outcome of the US-China trade war, but global trade and industrial output looked to have bottomed out in late 2019, offering hope of a recovery in 2020. All eyes were on China, the largest economy in Asia – if China performs well, the positive spill-over would boost economic growth, trade and welfare in the Asia-Pacific region as a whole.
In this first episode of our family office focused series – hosted by our UK Director, Robert Moore – we hear from Dr Stuart Gibson, CEO and Founder of Gibson Strategy Limited. They discuss the effect of COVID-19 on the private wealth sector looking specifically at the results of a survey conducted by Gibson Strategy […]
The challenges posed by Covid-19 have only strengthened the reputation of this international finance centre (IFC) as one of the best in the world for HNWs and their businesses. Markets worldwide have been rattled by Covid-19 since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a global pandemic on March 11, with the International Monetary Fund forecasting that the […]
Attention across the UK, Europe and further afield is now turning to rebuilding the economies and communities impacted by the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic – but the road ahead of us all is long and complex, and it’s vital that sensible heads and rational debate prevail as we work together as an international community to aid recovery.
By Zarina Lawley The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) recently published a useful Q&A article on their website which we recommend all law firms take the time to read. It summarises some of the most common queries the SRA has received from solicitors about their rules and the potential impact of Coronavirus. The article discusses professional […]
1. Background Despite the constant update of the public procurement legal framework, the Romanian authorities have signalled several issues related to the public procurement contracts granted to certain companies, in circumstances which are not able to comply, in all cases, with the general principles of transparency and equal treatment. Thus, in order to ensure the […]
The new Montenegrin Companies Act which entered into force on 11 July 2020, is an innovative and thoroughgoing codification of Montenegrin Corporate Law. The legislator opted for a comprehensive legal instrument which, compared to the previous law, contains more detailed and exhaustive rules determining the establishment, management, restructuring, termination and functioning of business entities.
To support our clients and contacts in the retail and hospitality sectors, Shoosmiths hosted a webinar on 30 July 2020 focusing on the role of technology in making retail and hospitality safe and savvy in a post-Covid world.
Second volume of the Digest prepared by PLMJ and Inventa International on the crossover between the area of intellectual property and the challenges of COVID-19, especially regarding patents and utility models, as well as all the information on the path to obtaining a vaccine.
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Clifford Chance, Ashurst, DLA Piper and Dentons are among the firms that have secured a place on The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)’s latest £8.6m legal panel. The new, expanded panel is made up of 15 firms, with new appointments including Clyde & Co, Pinsent Masons and Mills & Reeve. Whereas previously the FCA had separate […]
Macfarlanes has posted double digit growth for profit per equity partner (PEP) over 2019/20, with revenue also rising by 9.5 per cent. The City firm’s PEP grew 10 per cent to £1.91m, the highest PEP figure of any UK firm to report this year so far. The double-digit increase puts Macfarlanes’ PEP above all the […]
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has poached private equity partner James Howe from Gibson Dunn. Howe, who focuses on cross-border leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions, joins Simpson Thacher’s London M&A practice after four years as a partner at Gibson Dunn. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn he was a partner at Proskauer Rose. […]
Revenue at Ince Group shot up by 87 per cent to just under £98.5m during the last financial year, with the listed outfit reporting significant double-digit growth for the second year running. Following last year’s 69 per cent increase in turnover, the merged outfit today informed investors of further financial progress, while also confirming a […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is in the process of planning its first move into 100 Bishopsgate, which is edging closer after the pandemic disrupted the initial timetable. The Lawyer has learned that the magic circle firm will organise two different waves of arrivals. The first one will occur in September, and a second one will follow […]
This week saw private equity house BC Partners make a nearly €3bn investment in Italian machinery business IMA, with firms including Kirkland & Ellis, NCTM and White & Case all bagging roles. IMA’s largest shareholder is Società Finanziaria Macchine Automatiche, which will be selling a 20 per cent shareholding to BC Partners. At a later […]