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.
Jersey Finance UK Director, Robert Moore, spoke to UK-based Senior Advisor at Charles Russell Speechlys, Heather Maizels, to gain insights into their family office clients and what they look for from a jurisdiction.
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.
The biggest shake up of the planning system since 1947 continues apace with the announcement, on 2 August, of government plans to create an automatic green light for development within specifically designated areas of the country.
In this update, we explain the application process to establish an investment firm in Ireland under MiFID.
Financial pressure can change perspectives on transactions – whether through the lens of an insolvent winding up, in the context of a counterparty or related interested party exploring ways in which they might unravel a transaction, or a new board considering whether a company can extricate itself from contractual arrangements that appear to have been subject to a conflict of interest or which were for an improper purpose.
The Chief Constable of West Midlands Police has successfully challenged a misconduct hearing panel’s decision to impose a Final Written Warning, after an officer made racist remarks about a fellow officer.
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A total of 27 staff from BT Legal, which was acquired by DWF last year, have been made redundant. The group left in June seven months after moving from the company’s claims and corporate property team to the law firm. The reason, stated in a Communications Union release, boils down to the fact that the […]
For the first time, The Lawyer has put together a comprehensive list of global disputes being heard in 2021, with six of the top 20 held in London. The list of cases, which features as part of the Global Litigation 50 report, covers all manner of disputes whether it is a commercial tussle in London’s […]
Parties from the United States and Switzerland are competing over a six-figure sum sitting in Stephenson Harwood’s bank account, with the firm taking up a bit-part role in an ongoing High Court clash. A total of $570,000 is at the heart of the scrap between the estate of late US lawyer, Irving Kagan, and Swiss […]
Charles Russell Speechlys new managing partner Simon Ridpath has put forward a series of objectives for his tenure, as the firm revealed a dip in profits and rise in revenue for 2019/20. In the financials, net profit and profit per equity partner (PEP) dipped by 3 and 5 per cent respectively, from £29.6m to £28.7m […]
Goodwin has orchestrated a rota system to slowly bring back lawyers to its London office. The UK arm of the US firm has kept its London outpost open for about two weeks for a limited number of employees and on a voluntary basis. It followed a thorough risk assessment that gave the greenlight for the […]
Charter Chambers is to close its doors from 30 October, due to the coronavirus pandemic combined with the impending sale of its premises. The criminal set, which is home to 47 barristers including six silks, as well as seven clerks, has occupied 33 John Street for 15 years. It is owned by a Pension Trust […]