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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 Solicitors Family Law Association (SFLA) has launched a leaflet campaign to promote its members to a wider public audience before the annual surge of summer divorces. The SFLA has launched a national helpline giving the name of the nearest SFLA solicitor, and is distributing a brochure that gives “10 good reasons for choosing an […]

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Robert Lindsay discovers that Hampel raises more questions than he answers. Details of deals should be sent to the City editor, Robert Lindsay. Please include all other law firms acting on deals and the value, where possible. In November last year Sir Ronnie Hampel, the chairman of ICI and the Corporate Governance Committee, got involved […]

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Lawrence Graham is celebrating a “landmark” planning ruling after convincing an inquiry that a proposed development 600 metres from a town centre was “edge of centre” rather than “out of centre”. Planning partner Trevor Blaney used a shopping survey to persuade the planning inquiry that the two retail stores planned by his clients BT and […]

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UK RECRUITER Laurence Simons has formed an alliance with South African legal recruitment company Legal Personnel Services in a bid to help meet a growing UK demand for top notch lawyers. Daniel Lewis, an international consultant at Laurence Simons International, said that the move was prompted by the fact that the Australian market, where the […]

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