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Data drives optimism for Hong Kong MD

The whole world is in a period of significant upheaval and turmoil and perhaps nowhere in the world has that become more obvious than Hong Kong. Having already weathered the protests of 2019, Hong Kong was one of the first places to face COVID-19, from the end of January 2020....

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Under the Spotlight with Jaco Van Jaarsveld

South Africa born and educated Jaco swapped busy Johannesburg for Mauritius less than two years ago. In this article he talks about how the jurisdiction is adapting and the benefits of island life.   You moved from Johannesburg to Mauritius at the end of 2018 to run the Group’s Mauritius...

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PraxisIFM features prominently in the latest Chambers High Net Worth 2020 rankings

The leading guide ranks the top lawyers and law firms for international private wealth in addition to recommending leading accountancy firms, private banks, wealth managers, trust companies and other professional advisers to HNW and UHNW clients around the world. Three PraxisIFM Group jurisdictions feature alongside Joanna Caen, Managing Director of...

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Second year of CI Top 35 under 35 listing for Blane

Guernsey Private Client Director Blane Queripel has been included in eprivateclient’s Channel Islands Top 35 under 35 for the second consecutive year. Blane joined PraxisIFM Trust (Guernsey) Ltd in 2007 as a trust administrator and is responsible for a diverse portfolio of complex trust and company structures. Managing Director of...

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Disruption in the (Virtual) Boardroom

The impact of COVID-19 has forced rapid change to so many aspects of daily life. In this article Director James Barber-Lomax and Matt Falla look at how it has affected the boardroom environment. How have board meetings changed since lockdown started? M: The obvious change is moving entirely to virtual...

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The Spectre of Capital Controls – Never Say Never

In this article Keith talks about the impact of exchange and confiscation controls during his 46-year career. Over the last couple of weeks, governments have been announcing various gradual exit strategies from lockdowns, in your previous article you spoke about the risks for our clients as the global community deals...

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Under the Spotlight with Donna Shorto

PraxisIFM’s Private Client & Corporate London office has expanded rapidly over the past two years. Donna talks to us about recent trends and moving to the city.   The UK’s trust and company service providers are having to deal with an increasing level of regulation and reporting obligations, which will...

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Under the Spotlight with Jonathan Bailey

Jonathan reflects on how the British Virgin Islands have adapted over recent years and the jurisdiction’s resilience.   How has the BVI’s corporate services sector fared with implementing the Economic Substance Act? There was a concern in the industry when this was first aired that it was yet another huge...

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Another New Normal?

With more than 45 years’ industry experience Keith is well-placed to look back at how large scale global events have helped shape the present in this first of a series of COVID-19 articles. You’ve had a long career in the international fiduciary industry and must have seen many changes in...

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