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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

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; […]

Webinar: Utilising collaboration tools to deliver legal operations excellence

Collaboration tools are a critical element in delivering the core competencies of legal operations. HighQ’s features, functionality and flexibility allow you to create a “legal nerve center” within our enterprise cloud collaboration and productivity platform that will optimize the legal department’s efficiency, value and delivery of service to its business. This webinar focuses on: Solutions […]

Changes to the taxation of UK real estate held by non-residents

In November 2017, the UK Government’s Autumn Budget announced significant proposals relating to the taxation of gains made by non­-UK residents on disposals of UK property. Amongst other provisions, it was proposed that, for the first time, capital gains tax (CGT) would be applied to non­residents’ gains in respect of UK commercial property. CGT would […]

Webinar: Law as a team sport

The lawyer-dominated hierarchy is out of date. Today’s legal service delivery takes input from people across the firm, from project managers to knowledge professionals to technologists. Hear Stuart Barr, Mitch Kowalski, and Rachel Roberts in this webinar to understand why law is no longer a lawyers-only game, and why a full-team approach is the only way for law firms to provide clients with the service they expect…

Webinar: SmartLaw – the future of law

SmartLaw is about mastering the fundamentals to make sure you stay competitive in the future. In this webinar, HighQ’s experts Ryan McClead, Stuart Barr and Ben Wightwick along with special guest Ron Friedmann of Prism Legal and Fireman & Company will show you how. Watch this lively panel discussion about what constitutes a smart law firm and how this will shape the future […]

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