Written by Michael Mylonas QC Williams J approves plan for covert sedation and C-section of incapacitous 25 year old The best laid plans … In NHS Trust v JP  EWCOP 23, in a decision which emphasises the importance of an overall evaluation of best interests rather than placing undue focus on any one of several […]
Written by David Lawson “The efficacy of the MCA is dependent upon getting the balance right between empowering and protecting the incapacitous” In the matter of Domenica Lawson  EWCOP 22 Autonomy and protection are the two principles at the heart of the MCA. One of the many ways they push up against each other is […]
Written by Elliot Gold In R (Boskovic) v Chief Constable of Staffordshire  EWCA Civ 676, the Court of Appeal had to resolve apparently conflicting High Court decisions on two separate questions arising from the application of the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006. This blog post considers the implications for police pension authorities who are asked […]
By Andrew Munro The newly enacted Electronic Transactions (Electronic Agents) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2019, which came into force on 1st March this year, signals a turning point in law for companies using Artificial Intelligence which itself represents an area of exponential growth and critical importance for future development in many areas and sectors worldwide. This exciting […]
Following the publication of Luxembourg laws of 8 April 2019 (see our previous briefing here), the Luxembourg Financial Sector Supervisory Authority (CSSF) has issued two press releases aimed at undertakings for collective investment (UCIs) and/or their managers, and certain firms currently authorised in the United Kingdom (UK) which intend to continue their activities in Luxembourg […]
By Damian Evans Jersey’s Royal Court has recently ruled on the extent of its powers to restrict a party that withdraws proceedings from starting afresh in a judgment that considers for the first time the implications of a 2014 English Court of Appeal decision on the public interest in there being finality in litigation. The […]
By Richard Laignel Recently as part of on-going international initiatives, a large number of international finance centres (including Jersey, Guernsey, BVI and Cayman) have passed new laws requiring companies which are tax resident in such centres and also conducting certain types of activities to demonstrate that they have an adequate level of physical substance and […]
By James Bergstrom, Cline Glidden Each of the Cayman Islands and Bermuda has legislation and regulation designed to promote and preserve local control over the jurisdiction’s economic life. This is unsurprising given in each case the high proportion of expatriates to persons with Caymanian or Bermudian status, as the case may be. To achieve this goal, […]
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There are five reasons why Mishcon is likely to opt for an IPO, and while it would certainly shift the firm away from its reliance on partner capital and bank debt, none of those reasons is actually about the availability of cash.
Foot Anstey has recorded 9 per cent revenue growth for 2018/19 in its latest set of financial results. The Exeter-founded firm saw turnover rise from £43.4m to £47.2m, with significant growth in the financial services practice in particular. Work related to Islamic finance grew by 75 per cent, and private equity by 85 per cent, […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy have landed advisory roles on the sale of AB InBev’s Australian business to fellow brewing giant Asahi. Freshfields partners Alison Smith and Bruce Embley advised AB InBev on the corporate aspects of the sale of Carlton & United, its Australian business unit, to Japanese brewer Asahi for a […]
Burges Salmon has seen a slight boost in its financials for 2018/19, revealing a 3 per cent rise in average profit per equity partner (PEP) after a two-year consecutive dip. Last year, PEP at the Bristol-headquartered firm grew 3.3 per cent from £430,000 to £443,000, following a 2 per cent fall the previous year. Since […]
Litigation funder Vannin Capital has secured an agreement to fund the Spanish leg of the trucks cartel dispute. The funder announced it has entered an agreement with System Capital – a private family office in Andorra – to fund the claim in Spain, which is spearheaded by Andersen Tax Legal. Systema will provide funding for […]
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has kicked off a four-point strategic review following the firm’s first leadership elections since its 2018 transatlantic merger. The review, which will be led by co-chair Lisa Mayhew and newly-appointed co-chair Steven Baumer, will involve the firm’s board and management committee, as well as consultations with office and practice heads. […]