Paul Hastings is advising Chinese dating site Jiayuan on its merger with rival LoveWorld
The British Legal Award for Offshore Law Firm of the Year went to Maples and Calder for the second year running
Legal Week's latest offshore supplement covers the banking regulations and litigation cases shaping the offshore world
Legal Week is launching a new standalone print supplement focused on the offshore legal market.
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In this litigation and insolvency update, Carey Olsen partner and British Virgin Islands head of litigation and dispute resolution, Ben Mays, reports on four recent cases in the jurisdiction from the Privy Council, Court of Appeal and the BVI Commercial...
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Neil Hodge talks to offshore firms about the return to boom
The magic circle firm re-opened in the city state in 2012
Offshore lawyers on trends over the next 12 months
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A series of articles on how independent law firms can survive in an increasingly globalised legal market.
It's no beach holiday – the offshore firms dealing with the global regulatory crackdown and an increasing workload
Changes at a global regulatory level affecting offshore jurisdictions have been matched by the growth in new types of work for the firms that operate there, as Anthony Harrington reports
White & Case and Greenberg Traurig are among the firms scoring roles on the $4.9bn sale of the owner of online poker sites PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker to Amaya Gaming.
Mishcon de Reya has launched an independent private client advisory business with offshore wealth planning business Opus Private.
A tough Act to follow – looking back at the birth of the BVI's groundbreaking International Business Companies Act
Although nobody knew it at the time, the inception of the British Virgin Islands' (BVI) International Business Companies (IBC) Act occurred at some point in 1976.
International capital markets are currently experiencing something of a boom in initial public offerings (IPO) of Chinese businesses, with many top Chinese internet companies in particular seeking to list overseas, especially in the US.
Operating a company jet can make practical business sense for a successful international corporation.
Far from being the weakest link in the financial services value chain, small international financial centres (IFCs) such as the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the Channel Islands remain critical to the revival of the global economy.
Working, living and doing business on an island can be demanding – and some of the idiosyncrasies of Channel Island employment law can often perpetuate challenge.
Risk, uncertainty and more than a whiff of political sensitivities – hardly the stuff of lawyers' dreams.
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 secrecy...