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Life, Death and Reincarnation: The Hastings-Bass Principle In Jersey

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Jonathan Speck and Damian Evans of Mourant Ozannes chart the tumultuous life-span of the Hastings-Bass rule in Jersey. "In forging its own path, the amendment to the legislation will confirm an existing jurisdiction of the Jersey Court to supervise the administration of trusts which is the bedrock of the Jersey finance industry."

Which EU Jurisdictions Most Heavily Regulate Franchising?

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Mark Abell of Bird & Bird explores the weight of regulations in different EU jurisdictions. "Clearly, weight of regulation does not necessarily equate to effectiveness or appropriateness of regulation. Indeed the most heavily regulated member states are not, in the author’s view, the best-regulated ones."

Roundtable: Franchise 2013

The International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers has brought together Jennifer Dolman of Osler Hoskin & Harcourt, John Pratt of Hamilton Pratt and Andrew Wiseman of Allens to discuss levels of activity, access to financing for franchise clients, pressure on fees and levels of specialisation in this area of law.

The Constancy of Change and the Existential Threat of Data Loss

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Lee Plave of Plave Koch PLC looks at the impact of the digital revolution on the franchise industry. "The greatest change of the modern era – the digital revolution – presents an ever-evolving array of challenges for all players in society – companies, their counsel, their vendors, their customers and even their governments."

The Financial Crisis - Where Are We Now?

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Jonathan Wood of Reynolds Porter Chamberlain explores the impact of the financial crisis on litigation levels. "There may not have been a shattering surge of litigation since the onset of the financial crisis, but there has been a steady increase in financial services litigation."

Roundtable: Commercial Litigation 2013

The International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators has brought together Alan Salpeter of Kaye Scholer, Des Williams of Werksmans Attorneys and Elizabeth Barrett of Slaughter and May to discuss the rise in popularity of alternative dispute resolution, levels of litigation, areas of activity and the impact of technological advancements on court processes.

Collective Redress In Cartel Damages Actions - Recent Developments In Europe

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Stefan Rützel, Stephan Wilske and Alexander Fritzsche of Gleiss Lutz look at collective redress mechanisms in Europe. "Even where national law does not foresee special collective redress mechanisms or where they are not available for the particular case, litigants are exploring ways to bundle their claims."

Taxation of Multinationals in the UK - Something Must Most Definitely be Done!

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Steve Edge of Slaughter and May explores the complex issues around the taxation of multinationals in the UK. "The key thing is to make sure that you are taxing the right amount of profit in your own jurisdiction – what other jurisdictions then choose to do should be up to them."

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