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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 'facts' of franchising

I FEEL I must write on the subject of franchising. Having been subjected to fellow practitioners’ evangelical ramblings on the equally abhorrent subject of BS5750, I must call for my colleagues to open their eyes to the spurious debate on ‘quality’. My partner and I have practised for some 25 years from a small office […]

MDP in action

When Simpson Curtis lost five partners and five associates to Garrett & Co’s new firm within Arthur Andersen, the Leeds legal community took notice. Many of Simpson’s competitors did not know whether to be pleased at the firm’s difficulties or concerned for the future. The practice is sanguine, with the official attitude being, as marketing […]

Davis Polk & Wardwell

The Lawyer regrets that in an article on the US legal market in our 26 July issue, we incorrectly stated that three partners and eight associates of Davis Polk & Wardwell joined the New York office of Clifford Chance. One associate, no partners of Davis Polk has joined Clifford Chance.

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