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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

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Come fly with me – charting the rise of offshore aircraft registers

Operating a company jet can make practical business sense for a successful international corporation.

02 May 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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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.

02 May 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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China's portal to the world – why Chinese companies are using the Cayman Islands to list overseas

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.

02 May 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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Not the enemy – why IFCs are key to the rejuvenation of the global economy

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 econo...

02 May 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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Challenge in the Channel – the quirks of employment law in Jersey and Guernsey

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.

28 Apr 2014 | 15:35 | secure

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The deep freeze – how are the Russia and Ukraine sanctions affecting offshore law firms?

Risk, uncertainty and more than a whiff of political sensitivities – hardly the stuff of lawyers' dreams.

25 Apr 2014 | 11:00 | secure

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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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