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With trust assets becoming more unusual in nature, beneficiaries establishing careers and family homes across the globe, and the regulatory environment growing increasingly complex, the modern trustee can be faced with a wide range of issues to address and challenges to overcome.
Family practitioners are well-versed in avoiding potential pitfalls of implementing and enforcing settlements agreed in the family courts. Particular difficulties can arise where an order requires steps to be taken by non-parties resident outside the jurisdiction of the relevant court, potentially requiring unexpected further (and avoidable) litigation to give effect to such an order.
Around the world family offices are growing in number. Family offices are increasingly becoming the organisation of choice for very wealthy families because they can be tailored to meet the individual needs of the families establishing them.
Today ‘soft touch’ provisional liquidation is one of the most commonly deployed tools for facilitating a restructuring of offshore incorporated companies listed in Hong Kong and Singapore. However, when soft touch provisional liquidation was first developed by the Bermuda Court for this purpose, it was regarded as a tool of last resort.
For decades, Jersey has opened its doors to a limited number of individuals and businesses attracted not only by the Island’s charm and beauty but also by the many advantages to be gained from its location. Here, Carey Olsen property partner Christopher Philpott summarises some of the key points to consider.
The Hong Kong Stock Exchange recently made various amendments to its listing rules, which came into effect on 1 January 2022. These include its recently published consultation conclusions in respect of the Listing Regime for Overseas Issuers and the Review of the Corporate Governance Code and related listing rules, and the Housekeeping Rule Amendments.
After the growth and successes of the tech industry in 2021, James Klein, head of the technology sector at Shoosmiths, shares his thoughts on emerging trends and a few areas where we may see developments in 2022.
The discovery process in litigation requires that parties must exchange documents deemed relevant to the case. As most documentation is now created, stored and exchanged in digital form, this element of discovery has become known as electronic discovery – or eDiscovery – and has become an accepted part of legal systems worldwide.
According to a recent Financial Times report, the gambling industry faces tougher regulation. However, US gambling businesses are likely to remain interested in UK gambling businesses as acquisition targets.
A recent High Court decision raised some interesting questions surrounding the property status of cryptocurrencies and whether they can be held on trust. We consider how certain comments in the judgment may have implications for the property status of NFTs.
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Cost-conscious clients are starting to question what rocketing NQ salaries will mean for them
While the SRA is transparent about the attainment gap, it is silent on data that would be of practical help for those wishing to study for the SQE.
The question remains as to whether becoming publicly listed is a significant benefit for firms
More and more Independent firms are actively looking a merger or acquisition
Activity levels in the High Court returned to normal levels in 2021 and that’s a positive sign for litigators’ resilience
Innovation projects need long-term investment to avoid becoming vanity projects
As corporate developments around ESG and regulatory changes prompted by Brexit sweep across executive boardrooms, general counsels have never been closer to the highest ranks of their companies. The very role of the in-house lawyer is changing. “I’ve never seen such a time with so much change happening constantly,” says EY transactional partner Claire Scott-Priestly. […]
One in six young barristers want to quit the profession, new research has revealed. Research carried out in spring 2021 by The Bar Council found the three top issues among barristers who wanted to quit were the amount of working hours, the unpredictability of working hours, and the potential mental health consequences of remaining at […]
Mishcon de Reya has hired a patent disputes partner from Dentons, bolstering the firm’s IP offering. Campbell Forsyth is set to join Mishcon after five years at Dentons, where he leads as co-head of the firm’s Europe patent litigation practice. Forysth brings experience handling cross-border patent disputes, ranging across pharmaceuticals, electronics, mechanical and telecommunications matters. […]
White & Case has chosen the University of Law (ULaw) to provide prep courses for the Solicitors Qualification Exam (SQE) to its future trainees. The firm currently partners with BPP for provision of the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course, but will transition from one law school to the other as those […]
CEE firm Kinstellar has launched in a new jurisdiction after merging with Croatian firm Žurić i Partneri (ZIP). The deal gives Kinstellar a presence in the Croatian capital of Zagreb along with an established team of five partners and a further 17 lawyers with business services staff bringing the total headcount to 27. ZIP launched […]
Allen & Overy has strengthened its ties to Bridgepoint by advising on the multibillion-dollar sale of certification company Elements Materials Technology. Bridgepoint is selling Elements to Singapore-based investment fund Temasek in a deal worth around $7bn. A&O advised Bridgepoint in the transaction, with a team led by partners Stephen Lloyd and Peter Banks, along with […]
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