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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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Under the Spotlight with Dan Toft

Moving from Jersey to Abu Dhabi has altered Dan’s view on doing business in the region. He was appointed Senior Executive Officer of our ADGM office in early May.   You have recently relocated to Abu Dhabi from Jersey after working with the Middle Eastern clients for a number 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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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 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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Under the Spotlight with Jake Le Brocq

We asked Jake about changes in the real estate sector and the strong links between Jersey and London.   The PraxisIFM Jersey office has been extensively involved in administering UK real estate structures for many years. Can you give us a brief overview of the types of structures and properties...

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