Companies need to make “meaningful” response to new tax evasion law, says lawyer

Companies need to make “meaningful” response to new tax evasion law, says lawyer

Superyacht companies have been warned that they need to undergo serious cultural change in the wake of new UK laws on tax evasion. The Criminal Finances Act 2017 came into force on 30 September, and makes company owners liable when

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Nigel Watson Q&A: Helidecks on Yachts

Nigel Watson Q&A: Helidecks on Yachts

You have had a long week and you are back home for the weekend. Your family are currently cruising around the Ionian Islands and you want to get there as soon as possible to have a nice, long, relaxing weekend

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Berthing and storage: What to do when boat owners don’t pay their fees

Berthing and storage: What to do when boat owners don’t pay their fees

Jonathan Hadley-Piggin, consultant solicitor at Keystone Law, explains what marina operators should do when owners aren’t paying their berthing and storage fees. Non-payment of berthing or storage fees, by boat owners, is an all-too-familiar scenario faced by marina operators. Outstanding

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Miguel Angel Serra Guasch

Miguel Angel Serra Guasch

Lawyer – Garrigues  E: Miguel.Angel.Serra@garrigues.com T: +34 971 213 484 W: www.garrigues.com   What sort of clients do you advise? I advise domestic and international clients and projects to Spanish and foreign companies and individuals within the yachting industry: commercial and private yacht

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SocratesQ and Securewest International partner for Crisis Counsel service

SocratesQ and Securewest International partner for Crisis Counsel service

Brand management and marketing agency SocratesQ and global risk management company Securewest International have partnered to launch a crisis communications service named Crisis Counsel for the superyacht industry. The launch builds on the success of a crisis management workshop that the

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New niche law firm for superyacht finance

New niche law firm for superyacht finance

Pawel Wysocki and Fergal Quinn from Hill Dickinson and Ed Woollam of Campbell Johnson Clark have launched a new boutique law firm with a marine and aviation offering. WQW Ltd (Wysocki Quinn Woollam) advises on the acquisition and financing of

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Dr Silvana Zammit

Dr Silvana Zammit

Partner – Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates E: szammit@cclex.com T:  +356 2205 6200 W: www.chetcuticauchi.com/home   What sort of clients do you advise? Our clientele includes ship owners, financiers, ship yards, brokers, other firms and a large base of yacht owners. We assist

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Congresswoman Frankel’s fight to sell foreign flagged yachts in Florida

Congresswoman Frankel’s fight to sell foreign flagged yachts in Florida

It takes a brave politician to stand up and argue for yacht owners. But Lois Frankel, US representative for Florida’s 22nd district is not worried. “The yacht industry is about jobs. We are talking about jobs. Jobs, jobs, jobs,” says

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Duncan Bateson and Siobhan Silk joining Ince & Co

Duncan Bateson and Siobhan Silk joining Ince & Co

Duncan Bateson and Siobhan Silk are joining law firm Ince & Co in London. “We are delighted to welcome Duncan and Siobhan to the firm. Their arrival in London builds on our established superyacht transactional capability in the UK, France

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Yachtbuilding: Court of Appeal considers implied duty of cooperation in shipbuilding contract

Yachtbuilding: Court of Appeal considers implied duty of cooperation in shipbuilding contract

Chris Kidd discusses the case of Swallowfalls Ltd v. Monaco Yachting & Technologies S.A.M. & Anor.  In a decision relevant to both buyers and builders of yachts, the English Court of Appeal considered whether a loan for the construction of a

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