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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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In brief: Selection of magistrates to be revamped

The Government is to issue directions on the appointment of lay magistrates, in a bid to make the magistracy more representative of the communities it serves. Speaking at the Magistrates’ Association council meeting last week, the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine of Lairg QC, said his officials were working to produce compulsory criteria directions for selecting […]

In brief: Law Society extends applicant deadline

The Law Society is to extend the deadline for applicants for the international seat on its ruling council following complaints from the City of London Law Society that larger City firms did not have enough time to identify interested partners. Anthony Pugh-Thomas, City of London Law Society president, said he was “slightly miffed” that the […]

Partner helps forge Lib Dem/Govt pact

SJ Berwin partner and former Liberal Democrat candidate Philip Goldenberg was called in by the party to help devise the legal framework for last week’s move to provide the Lib Dems with their first real voice in Government. Before the election Goldenberg, who stood and lost against Conservative MP Humfrey Malins in Woking, Surrey, advised […]

Clifford Chance takes on world

Clifford Chance is aiming to take on and beat US firms in their own market within 10 years, according to the practice’s new internally-circulated mission statement. In its first such statement since it was formed by merger a decade ago, Clifford Chance’s management board effectively states that it wants to provide a full US corporate/commercial […]

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