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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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High-flying partners call for LLP safety net

IT IS the disaster scenario. A partner is found to be negligent, and the firm’s other partners – who had nothing to do with the original case – discover their personal assets are liable as compensation. Professional partnerships – particularly the big accountancy firms, but also law firms – have for some time been seeking […]

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One of the UK’s biggest insurance litigation firms, Berrymans Lace Mawer is calling for insurers to resist Law Commission recommendations that the category of dependants under the Fatal Accident Act be widened. The firm claims the new dependency test will cause a raft of small claims for trivialities such as lifts to work, thus reducing […]

Baker & McKenzie poaches managing partner from Dunhills

Baker & McKenzie has poached the managing partner of Dunhill Madden Butler in Melbourne to head up its Australian operation. David Nathan has been confirmed as the national managing partner, ending a four-month hunt for a new leader after Paul Malliate resigned in July. Nathan’s departure from Dunhill came as he fought to rebuild the […]

Lehman Brothers

US investment bank Lehman Brothers is a name that will be familiar to most, if not all, major international companies as it has either funded or advised on some of the world’s most important deals. Most recently in the US, Lehman Brothers underwrote a $5bn (£3.1bn) corporate bond deal for Wal-Mart, which the retail giant […]

Silicon Valley heavyweight opens in North Virginia

The Palo Alto-based firm is world renowned for its high-tech expertise and will be well placed to take advantage of the technological business which is currently escalating in North Virginia region. The firm is also hoping to get a piece of the increasing number of securities suits presently being filed in the region. Corporate and […]

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