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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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Hextalls installs employment law chief

Hextalls has promoted Julian Cox to head its employment law team. Cox has more than 10 years’ experience as an employment law specialist both in-house and in private practice. He joined the firm in March 2006. Hextalls chief executive Dominic Lang said he expected the employment practice to continue to grow. “Employment law is constantly […]

Outgoing personality

His exit had been rumoured for some time, but Simmons & Simmons confirmed the retirement of legendary global head of communications and outsourcing David Barrett today. See story. Barrett was part of an illustrious in-house team at IBM in the 1980s that spawned such IT law luminaries as John Yates and Chris Hoyle of Beachcroft […]

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Stalled private equity market makes way for corporates

The City is treading carefully, but the end of private equity’s reign is not imminent. By Margaret Taylor So, August is over and the frenzied credit crunch obsession, which has kept the non-holidayers among us amused over the summer, continues apace. Now that all but the truly hedonistic are back at their desks, the job […]

SJ Berwin embraces flexible working with formal policy

SJ Berwin has put in place a formal flexible working policy after having informal arrangements with some staff for years. The firm’s formal policy was approved in July to ensure that staff felt comfortable asking for flexible working arrangements. HR director Karen Chalmers said: “We’ve made it much more formal. We can say, ‘Here is […]

A novel idea

Getting rid of unnecessary disclosure will make patent litigation cheaper and faster, says Jonathan Radcliffe One of the primary accusations levelled at patent litigation in England is its expense. Judgments since the turn of the nineteenth century have blamed this on the way in which patent litigation is conducted. One of the main villains is […]

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