Not just a rubber stamp: principles for liquidators to get decisions blessed by the Guernsey Royal Court

The Royal Court recently handed down judgment in In the matter of CanArgo Limited (in liquidation) [2020] GRC064, bringing to an end an important chapter in a long-running dispute regarding control of the exploration and exploitation of the oil and gas reserves of Georgia.

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Channel Islands funds quarterly update: Q4 2020

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CSSF fast-track procedure for fund managers to comply with SFDR disclosure rules

The Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (the CSSF), has issued a communication (the CSSF Communication) to inform investment fund managers (IFMs) of Luxembourg undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) and alternative investment funds (AIFs), particularly Luxembourg Part II undertakings for collective investment (Part II UCIs) and specialised investment funds (SIF), of a […]

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UK Professions: A review of 2020 and our outlook for 2021

As we enter a new year, Miller’s UK Professions team reflect on 2020 and outline what we expect to happen in the insurance market in 2021. There is no doubt that 2020 has secured its place in the history books for a number of reasons (we will save Covid-19 for later), such as the current […]

Relational leadership: How to inspire others

Two of the greatest assets in a leader’s toolkit are their ability to lead towards a purpose, and their capacity to help people extract meaning. When harnessed, they become the backbone of resilience in the face of troubling times, the inspiration for the courage needed when uncertainty is ahead, and the power to stay on course to impact something greater than ourselves.

You’ve adopted some great tech, but what’s next?

Every savvy business professional understands that ROI is tricky to calculate, especially when it comes to technology. Indeed, when new systems are considered, committees often review pessimistic and optimistic ROI calculations, create in-depth score cards to measure competitors against, and sit through endless sales pitches and demos in the hopes that they’ll catch a glimpse of that single feature that will be key to user success.


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Mastercard judgment provokes war of words between Freshfields and Quinn

Almost a week has passed since the Supreme Court’s watershed ruling in favour of Walter Merricks and his unknowing band of claimants which, if you are reading this, probably includes you. By siding against Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer client Mastercard, the Supreme Court’s landmark verdict means the green light has been given for Merricks to pursue […]

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Simpson Thacher lures third magic circle partner this year

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has hired another magic circle partner to its London ranks, this time taking on the co-leader of Allen & Overy’s antitrust practice. The US firm has hired partner Antonio Bavasso, who will join after a two-decade-long career at Allen & Overy, where he was co-head of the global antitrust practice as […]

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‘Call everything into question, think more creatively and be more courageous in your decision making’

Zeno Capucci, general counsel at DocPlanner group, talks to The Lawyer about the benefits and challenges of heading up the legal team of a global business, including striking the right balance between harmonisation and decentralisation and considering the attitudes and cultural viewpoints of local stakeholders. What are the main challenges of being the general counsel […]


Roundtable: When every law firm is an innovator, how do you differentiate your innovations?

By Jack Rodway Innovation for law firms can come in a whole host of different forms.  Sometimes it’s achieved through digital transformation.  Sometimes it’s the transformation of a company’s culture. Sometimes it sees the traditional partnership model turned completely on its head. In a competitive market in which everybody is trying to shout about their […]

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Jones Day makes up for last year’s numbers with bumper promotions round

Jones Day has promoted a bumper crop of 50 lawyers to partner, a significantly larger round than last year’s total of 34. Two lawyers in London have made the cut; John Crowley in real estate and Laura Pembridge in private equity. Crowley started out his career at Taylor Wessing, while Pembridge had an early stint […]

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