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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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Zurich singles out six firms for global panel

Insurance giant Zurich has concluded its secretive review of global advisers, with six firms making it on to its preferred list. It is understood that five UK-based firms have made the global panel, which covers Zurich’s high-end corporate and insurance work in Europe and the US. The review was presided over by Zurich group general counsel Monica Maechler. […]

Lovells acts for 200 UK MPs to overturn death sentence

A death row prisoner who was once only an hour away from execution will now be either set free or retried following a three-year campaign by Lovells. The firm acted on a pro bono basis as UK lawyers for the prisoner, Kenny Richey, as well as for his partner Karen Torley and for 200 English […]

Expansion signals new Paris focus for Hogan

Washington DC-based Hogan & Hartson has taken its first lateral partner since losing the majority of its associated Paris office to Piper Rudnick (now DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary) last summer. The firm is also sending a heavyweight management partner to Paris to spearhead a renewed growth drive. French corporate partner Jean-Marc Franceschi joins Hogan’s […]

Charles Russell tops AIM game

Charles Russell has stor-med the list of the top 10 legal advisers on AIM flotations. The firm worked on 19 deals last year, finishing second only to AIM specialists Memery Crystal, according to figures released by the AIM & OFEX Deal Monitor. “It’s been gradually growing,” said Charles Russell head of finance Simon Gilbert. “2002 […]

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