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Coming to America: Jersey approves US-style LLCs

Jersey’s decision to allow the creation of limited liability companies (LLCs) will allow the island to attract more US-based clients and offer more flexibility than the current partnership status based on English law. Here, partner James Willmott and associate David Patterson examine the options. In a move aimed at catering to Jersey’s growing pan-Atlantic business, […]

Jersey – Practical Guide to Property Law

Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands and is a self-governing British Crown Dependency with its own financial and legal systems and its own courts of law. Jersey property law is derived from a mixture of local statute and customary (common) law. Jersey’s customary law has evolved from Norman-French law and is primarily contained […]

Changes to Guernsey’s corporate tax residence rules

Guernsey’s rules on corporate tax residence changed at the beginning of 2019 following amendments to its existing tax law brought into effect by a combination of the Income Tax (Guernsey) (Amendment) (No 2) Ordinance 2018, the Income Tax (Substance Requirements) (Implementation) Regulations, 2018 and the Income Tax (Substance Requirements) (Implementation) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018, all passed […]

Bombay High Court refuses anti arbitration injuncton against arbitration proceedings on the question of appointment of the tribunal

On 17 December 2018, the Hon’ble Bombay High Court (Court), in Ravi Arya & Ors v. Palm View Overseas Limited & Ors, passed an important order in relation to an antiarbitration injunction sought by the Plaintiffs in the matter, against an arbitral proceeding seated in Mumbai. The Court held that a challenge to the constitution […]

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The City Lawyer's Tale

Mergers had happened before, mergers would happen again. But the coming together of Clifford Turner and Coward Chance was different. It was an event that would change the UK’s legal landscape and would later be the catalyst to a redrawing of the European and global legal maps. In a quintessentially British, civilised way, it all […]

The Judge's Tale

Back in 1948, when Kerr was called to the bar, pre-reading was something judges did as an extra. “In the old days, the presentation in court digested everything for the judge,” says Kerr, who sat on the High Court Bench from 1972-81 and the Court of Appeal Bench from 1981-89. “Not only was he not […]

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The lucrative field of banking is attracting a host of names to watch. Mark Western and James Chesterman from Weil Gotshal & Manges’ London operation are praised for gaining “the confidence of clients so quickly” after the office opened in 1995. Staying with the US firms, Anthony Ward at Shearman & Sterling is rated by […]

The Regional Lawyer's Tale

John Crabtree: senior partner, Wragge & Co For a week’s work in 1971, Crabtree received from Wragge & Co the princely sum of £8. He wasn’t complaining, however, because he knew there were others who were worse off. Indeed, at other firms, there were still articled clerks who were paying their principals for the privilege […]

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