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COVID-19 has derailed business plans both global and domestic, and cast a long shadow of uncertainty across businesses. For offshore law firms who typically work nimbly with their colleagues across jurisdictions, the impacts have been twofold — with both their clients, and their offices to consider.
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Offshore law firms have enjoyed a period of plentiful work so far this year. Will 2019 bring more of the same? Offshore lawyers offer their insights.
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As the global Islamic finance market grows at an impressive pace, offshore financial centres (OFCs) are increasingly in demand to help structure sharia-compliant products. Unsurprisingly, offshore law firms are seeing a need for Islamic finance-related services grow as well.
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The year 2016 was an eventful one for the Asian operations of Collas Crill. In August, the offshore law firm lost its Singapore office head Marcus Hinkley, who moved to Withers KhattarWong as a special counsel. Collas Crill then hired partner Stephen Adams from Bedell Cristin, as well as senior associate Kathryn Smith; Adams now leads the Singapore office.
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Following a slow 2016, what kind of opportunities and challenges will the new year bring? Christopher Horton speaks with offshore lawyers to find out.
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Offshore law firm Ogier has moved Oliver Payne from its Cayman Islands office to Hong Kong, where he has been named as a partner in the Caribbean Dispute Resolution team.
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The Cayman Islands and the BVI, competing for the offshore Asian market, have their individual charms. Which one you choose depends on your specific requirements, says SERGIO HELD