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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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For a long time now, anecdotal evidence has hinted at the declining use of London’s courts to resolve commercial disputes. But the figures published today in The Lawyer reveal the true extent of that decline. Industry is increasingly resorting to alternative dispute resolution and mediation, and the one over-riding and fundamental reason for this is […]

Bircham & Co wins client a Lords seat

Westminster law firm Bircham & Co has won a seat in the House of Lords for its client. The firm has proved its client’s barony, which comes with a seat in the upper chamber, after a 50-year gap in the Arlington line. But it is likely to be a short-term tenure since hereditary peerages are […]

Proteus gains Swedish wing

European law firm alliance Proteus – which has practices in nine European countries – is adding a Swedish practice to its network. Wagenius & Partners, which is based in Hellingborg, is expected to join Proteus in June, becoming its 10th member firm. The association comprises small and middle ranking firms. Two Dutch firms are already […]

Profession faces united front at LCD

In his first interview since his appointment, Keith Vaz talks to Ryan Dunleavy about legal reforms and New Labour values. The legal profession faces a united New Labour front at the Lord Chancellor’s Department with the appointment of Keith Vaz. Vaz – who has been both a barrister and a solicitor – is a party […]

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