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Revealed: The Offshore Top 30 2017

This year’s Offshore Top 30 shows the ­calibre of a market that has weathered tough reputational issues (such as the Panama Papers) as well as heightened investor concern over seismic changes in international business. 

The Lawyer Awards 2016: offshore winners

OFFSHORE FIRM OF THE YEAR: HARNEYS Harneys wins its first Offshore Firm of the Year title in 2016 for consistent and impressive growth around the world while retaining a significant presence in its headquarters in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Judges praised the way Harneys “stays hungry” for growth. In the past two years Harneys […]

Offshore report: top mandates of H1 2016

DEALS Multi billion-dollar transactions have characterised the offshore M&A market in the first half of this year BERMUDA Carlyle Group’s acquisition of Veritas Group Completed 29 January 2016 Global asset management company the Carlyle Group acquired information management systems provider Veritas from Symantec Corp for $7.4bn (£5.7bn). The deal, announced in August 2015, was the […]

Featured Briefings

AI, used correctly, can help solve some of our most pressing employment law issues

By Darran Brennan The World Economic Forum has defined Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an element of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and something which will change our world and workplaces. This is similar to the changes envisaged during the previous industrial revolutions (let’s not forget the fears of the Luddites) but what is different now […]

How Vodafone reviewed its legal team’s workflow

In the second half of 2015 Vodafone began to review the workflow of its property legal team. The impetus behind the move was to get away from the in-house team’s immersion in every part of the property process, allied to a requirement across the business for greater efficiency, visibility of risk and digitisation. The Vodafone […]

Facebook: you have a £500,000 fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office

By Andrew Mills Facebook is set to be fined £500,000, the maximum amount possible, for two breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998). Due of the timing of the breaches, the ICO was unable to levy the fines introduced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which caps fines at the higher level of 20m […]

30 years on, the role of semi-contentious practitioners is growing

By Gavin Ferguson and Alice Bricogne In this Q&A Advocate Gavin Ferguson and senior associate Alice Bricogne explain how changes in the industry since the trusts boom in the 1980s and early 1990s have led to the blurring of the lines between contentious and non-contentious practitioners…

Bermuda ICO legislation regulations take effect

By Chris Garrod, Director and Jacqueline King The Companies and Limited Liability Company (Initial Coin Offering) Amendment Act, 2018 (the “ICO Act”), which amends both the Bermuda companies and limited liability company legislation, came into force on 9 July 2018, providing a framework for the regulation of initial coin offerings in Bermuda. ICO Regulations1, expanding on […]

Webinar: The role of soft skills in building a user adoption strategy for lawyers

Getting the right technology in place is the easy part of law firm innovation. The hard part is getting your lawyers using it. Watch Stuart Barr, Scott Reid and Kate Simpson have a lively discussion about change management strategies and soft skills that innovation teams can use to help lawyers adopt new technology…

The practical guide to legal knowledge management

The ability to capture, harness and re-use corporate knowledge has always been important in law firms, and knowledge management is key to doing so. This guide shows you how enterprise-grade social tools can help you advance your knowledge management initiatives…

Cayman Islands: Appointing receivers in aid of equitable execution

A recent decision of the Cayman Islands Grand Court in Y v R (9 January 2018) has confirmed the applicable principles concerning the appointment of receivers to aid enforcement of a Cayman Islands’ judgment. Equitable execution is a means of enforcing judgment debts where other methods of enforcement are not possible or have not been […]

Dealing with the death of a sole director

By Matthew Brown Many BVI companies have only one director/shareholder. When that individual dies, the company can be left in a vulnerable position, especially if the company faces pending or contemplated court proceedings. Conyers’ Matthew Brown suggests ways of handling this difficult situation…

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The business of law is changing

We posed the following question to 15 experts from across the legal industry: “What do you believe lawyers and law firms need to do to prepare for the future of legal services?” We were surprised at the diversity of their answers. From design thinking to modernising service delivery; understanding clients’ needs and giving added value; […]

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