UPDATE: 1MDB lawyer on legal issues with sale of Equanimity

UPDATE: 1MDB lawyer on legal issues with sale of Equanimity

It is not every day that superyachts are sold in execution, but that of the confiscated yacht  Equanimity set to be completed in Malaysia in November or December is expected to be completed smoothly through a sealed-bid auction. The only

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Separating morality from legality – and why yachting has the moral high ground

Separating morality from legality – and why yachting has the moral high ground

I don’t believe lawyers should write too much about morality. But following the disclosure of the ‘Paradise Papers’ in 2017, an onslaught of misguided moral righteousness resulted, villainising the wealthy for using perfectly legal means of investing their wealth in

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Getting prepared for the 2018 yacht season

Getting prepared for the 2018 yacht season

This article originally appeared on HFW’s website written by Alex Kemp, Tom Walters and William Maclachlan. The original briefing can be found here. With the early season yacht shows over and thoughts turning to summer cruising, now is the time

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M/Y Equanimity to be returned to owner

M/Y Equanimity to be returned to owner

Malaysian financier Jho Low’s 92-meter superyacht will be returned to its owner after an Indonesian court ruled that the U.S Department of Justice’s seizure in February was deemed illegal. Indonesia’s South Jakarta State Court claimed that the yacht was not

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M/Y Equanimity seized in 1MDB investigation

M/Y Equanimity seized in 1MDB investigation

A 92-metre superyacht M/Y Equanimity has been arrested in Indonesia after its owner, Malaysian financier Jho Low, was accused of misusing government funds to purchase the asset. The U.S. Department of Justice began looking into the financier in 2016 as

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Robert Allen Law hires senior counsel

Robert Allen Law hires senior counsel

Yacht law firm Robert Allen has hired Blair Brogan to act as senior counsel. Brogan (pictured) will be joining the firm from Oberheiden & McMurrey in Dallas. She is an experienced yacht litigator and transactional attorney who started her career

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Cayman Island offers YET certification

Cayman Island offers YET certification

The Cayman Islands Ship Registry is now offering Yet Engaged Trade (YET) certification, allowing owners to register their yachts as both private and commercial vessels. Monaco-based yacht management firm Rosemont collaborated with the registry over seven months to launch the

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Helicopters operating from yachts restricted during POTUS address

Helicopters operating from yachts restricted during POTUS address

The Federal Aviation Administration has restricted helicopters flying from yachts during the US President’s state of the union address. Between 8pm and 11pm local time on 30 January, helicopters will be completely restricted from operating anywhere within the Washington DC

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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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