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Mourant Ozannes: British Legal Awards Offshore Law Firm of the Year

In this video, Mourant Ozannes senior partner Rob Shepherd talks to Legal Week publisher John Malpas about the firm's success at the British Legal Awards, where it was named Offshore Law...

17 Dec 2013 | 11:26 | screening image

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Stronger together? Rethinking the links between Jersey and Guernsey

The scrutiny of offshore jurisdictions as part of a wider clampdown on aggressive tax avoidance in the run-up to this summer's G8 m...

29 Nov 2013 | 00:00 | secure

In-depth: Offshore

The latest legal developments in offshore jurisdictions covered - from challenging UK gaming laws in Gibraltar to reviving old busi...

11 Oct 2013 | 00:00 | secure

ANALYSIS, OPINION AND INTERVIEWS

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Trusted advisers – private client experts debate the future of trusts

Trusts date back to the Middle Ages and continue to form a vital part of the modern private client lawyer's armoury. But has this durable common law legal structure finally had its day thanks to the global crackdown on tax avoidance and banking secrec...

12 Feb 2014 | 09:50 | secure

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Islands at the vanguard – the implications of the capital call facilities explosion in the Cayman Islands

The continued and expanding popularity of capital call facilities to private equity funds in Cayman is largely due to their strong performance during the financial crisis, with very few reported incidents of investor defaults. In addition, the att...

07 Feb 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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Perfect partner – why Mauritius is an attractive international finance centre

Mauritius, long known as the premier platform for inward investment into India, is increasingly used for Africa-related transactions. The current African boom has been well-documented, including impressive rates of growth and rising foreign direct inv...

07 Feb 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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Rough guide to Asia – the opportunities and challenges of working as an offshore lawyer in the region

During the past four years I have been based in our Hong Kong office assisting clients in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo. Having recently returned to our Guernsey office, it is interesting to look back on my time as an offshore lawy...

07 Feb 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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A winning hand – as the AIFMD comes into force, is the offshore model a better option for alternative fund managers?

The manner in which the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is playing out has all the appearance of a high-stakes poker game. The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), national regulators, EU managers, EU domiciles a...

07 Feb 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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Public enemies – why offshore lawyers are opposing plans for a public register of beneficial owners

The question of where a Prime Minister should holiday is never straightforward. Borrow a billionaire's Tuscan villa and it smacks of elitism (just ask Tony Blair). Visit several spots in a single year and watch eyebrows rise (David Cameron). This year...

07 Feb 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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Mourant Ozannes: British Legal Awards Offshore Law Firm of the Year

In this video, Mourant Ozannes senior partner Rob Shepherd talks to Legal Week publisher John Malpas about the firm's success at the British Legal Awards, where it was named Offshore Law Firm of the Year.

17 Dec 2013 | 11:26 | screening image

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Flying the flag for a continent – charting the revival of the South African legal market

Neil Hodge reports on the revival of the South African legal market and the positive impact it is having on the rest of Africa...

29 Nov 2013 | 00:00 | secure

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Stronger together? Rethinking the links between Jersey and Guernsey

The scrutiny of offshore jurisdictions as part of a wider clampdown on aggressive tax avoidance in the run-up to this summer's G8 meeting acted as something of a catalyst for renewed talks about co-operation between offshore islands. For the Chann...

29 Nov 2013 | 00:00 | secure

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Stabilising the vital signs – the offshore market is experiencing a comeback

Any analysis of M&A activity during the second quarter of 2013 makes it difficult to ignore the increasing significance of offshore jurisdictions in international capital flows. With $31.6n (£19.7bn) of deals involving offshore targets during the ...

11 Oct 2013 | 00:01 | secure

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