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By Anthony Partridge How important is it to ask about the client/settlor’s family background? I think this is incredibly important for a number of reasons. As private client lawyers we need to start building a rapport with the client straight away, almost as soon as you meet them. When I meet a client for the […]

Mitigating the risk of trust assets being treated as a resource during divorce: Practical pointers in drafting and administering trusts

By James Campbell Background: It is clear that a well drafted and properly administered trust can be an effective asset protection vehicle in the context of divorce. Broadly the test now applied by the Family Division of England and Wales (the “Family Division“) in relation to trusts is to decide whether the trust should be […]

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This article discusses the successful redomiciliation of Kazakhstan Energy Reinsurance Company Ltd from the Islands of Bermuda to the Astana International Financial Centre and the main procedural steps required for the redomiciliation under the Acting Law of the AIFC. Our note is intended to be a helpful guide – it is not comprehensive and does […]

What to do when you receive a force majeure claim based on the novel Coronavirus

By Thomas J. Timmins, Howard Xin Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). In doing so, the WHO added the virus to the growing list of PHEICs including such diseases as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), H1N1 (Swine Flu), Ebola, Zika virus, […]

Five significant developments following the June 2019 changes to Canadian trademark law

By R. Nelson Godfrey The last 12 months have been an exciting time in Canadian trademark law. In June 2019, the most significant changes in decades were implemented to Canada’s Trademarks Act and Trademarks Regulations. The changes implemented in June 2019 have been well documented, and include higher class-based filing fees and shorter registration terms, […]

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CMS Cameron McKenna has cemented its ties with Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) after advising on its acquisition of eight North Sea oil and gas fields from Shell UK and Esso Exploration and Production. A TAQA subsidiary will purchase the fields, which produce around 40,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. That translates to […]

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Pinsent Masons has advised energy company Total, as it sold £585m worth of North Sea midstream assets to North Sea Midstream Partners (NSMP), represented by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Shepherd & Wedderburn.  Total turned to Pinsent Masons partner Rosalie Chadwick, who was supported by senior associate Caroline Orr, energy partner Paul McGoldrick and tax legal […]

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Slaughters clears first hurdle for Premier Oil’s North Sea expansion

Slaughter and May represented Premier Oil as the Scottish company cleared the first hurdle on a scheme of arrangement related to its expansion in the North Sea. Premier Oil, advised by Slaughters restructuring partner Tom Vickers, faced opposition from its largest creditor Asia Research & Capital Management (ARCM) on the implementation of the company’s scheme […]

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