By Elliot Refson Participants in PERE’s European regulation and domiciles roundtable, sponsored by Jersey Finance, discuss European managers’ efforts to avoid being engulfed by a rising tide of regulation. As the participants log in for the Europe roundtable discussion, one thing is certain – there is plenty of regulation to talk about. The years since the […]
The special ‘virtual’ one day event on Tuesday (September 22), which attracted an audience of more than 1,200 finance professionals, lawyers, business introducers and other key contacts, was designed to highlight Jersey’s strengths as an International Finance Centre, the role it can play in supporting global economies and the breadth of its services. At the […]
By Robert Moore With a rich history and culture, Jersey is the Island home to a cosmopolitan community. From award-winning beaches, areas of outstanding natural beauty, to Michelin-starred restaurants – living in Jersey offers the perfect mix of business and pleasure. For families with children, Jersey has a top class education system, a comprehensive health service […]
By Robert Moore Originally due to be held in London as part of our five-part family office roundtable series, the virtual roundtable (held on 17 September) sought to gather the views of London and Jersey-based professionals on how family offices consider lifestyle, technology and infrastructure when it comes to choosing a jurisdiction. Read the key take-aways […]
By Robert Moore In conversation with Ruben Sinha (pictured) – a lawyer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) based in London – our UK Director, Robert Moore, discovers more about the impact of divorce proceedings on family offices. What impact can English divorce proceedings have on wealthy international families and are family offices prepared for this? […]
In a recent case, the Upper Tribunal decided that land benefitting from a restrictive covenant was greater than the land which had the legal benefit. An application to release the covenant was, accordingly, refused.
Our intellectual property team in Dubai has shared their essential A-Z of conducting IP work in the UAE.
How legal departments can adopt AI technology into their processes to save time, boost productivity and reduce costs.
As the number of Islanders vaccinated against Covid-19 increases and the number of people infected remains at a low figure, Jersey is progressing with its reconnection plan, which means that the restrictions on the workplace continue to reduce.
In Ireland, The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2021 has been signed into law by the President and is expected to be commenced shortly.
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The difference between Latham and Kirkland’s London revenue is narrowing.
The independent review of last year’s Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) has found that the three-way relationship between the BSB, the eight law school providers of the BPTC, and the electronic testing company Pearson VUE, which delivered the online exam, “ultimately contributed to the complexities in the booking and delivery of the examinations.” The Director […]
Baker McKenzie has returned its newly-qualified (NQ) salaries to normal rates, after a reduction during the pandemic last year. The firm crunched salaries by £2,500 (3 per cent) to £87,500 and dropped the sign-on bonus last June. The announcement came a week after Bakers had said it had no plans to reduce salaries for trainees […]
The past year has been one of disruption for businesses everywhere. Daily team catch-ups migrated to Zoom and progress meetings once rewarded with a pint are now paired with anxiety around job security. Responses to the pandemic, such as switching to remote working, have exposed the considerable inefficiencies of conventional working practices. Confronted with this […]
Asset manager Omers Infrastructure has appointed a new director for legal in its London base, almost a year after the exit of former head John Guccione to Latham & Watkins. The company has brought in Marly Ohlsonn, who was previously a senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills. Ohlsonn spent almost 12 years at Herbert Smith […]
Winston & Strawn’s Shanghai managing partner Brinton Scott has joined HFW’s Shanghai office, after the US firm closed its own Shanghai base. China veteran Brinton Scott has joined HFW’s Shanghai office as a partner in the Greater China transactional practice. He was previously the managing partner of Winston & Strawn’s Shanghai office, where he practised […]
DWF has taken on a five-lawyer team in a bid to boost its UK corporate and real estate practices, with the majority of the group hailing from DLA Piper. The firm has taken on Leeds-based DLA Piper senior corporate partners Wendy Harrison and Jonathan Procter. In addition, it has brought in DLA partner and Leeds […]
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