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 […]

Offshore report: the key trends affecting a changing market

After a busy year in the offshore world, several trends appeared: the ongoing divestment of fiduciary businesses, the move into more jurisdictions, and a hot recruitment market. In responses gathered as part of our annual offshore survey, the world’s biggest offshore firms give their thoughts on the key issues affecting their businesses.

SRA orders law firms to probe links to ‘Panama Papers’

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has asked a number of law firms to carry out a review of whether they are linked to the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers data leak, The Lawyer can reveal. Firms that have received the SRA letter are understood to include Simmons & Simmons, Holman Fenwick Willan […]


Simmons and Holman Fenwick named in ‘Panama Papers’ leak

Simmons & Simmons and Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) are among a number of international law firms named in the Panama Papers document leak. The leak of millions of documents from Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca hit headlines on Sunday night (3 April) as it was revealed 12 national leaders are among 143 politicians, their families and close […]


Keystone launches in the Isle of Man

Keystone Law is launching in the Isle of Man this week, the firm’s latest foray outside of mainland UK. The new firm, which effectively operates as a revenue-sharing franchising model, will advise domestic and international clients on a range of legal services including corporate and commercial, banking, finance, dispute resolution, trust, pensions, insurance and regulatory […]

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