03 Dec 2013

Hatstone Lawyers announces the appointment of new Associate

Hatstone Lawyers are delighted to announce the appointment of Lidia Ramos as an Associate.

Lidia joins from a leading Panamanian law firm and specialises in advising upon the establishment and implementation of corporate and fiduciary vehicles for transactional, succession and estate planning purposes. She will be responsible for assisting with the growth and developing the group’s Latin American practice.

Partner Lizst Real commented:

“Lidia is a welcomed addition to the team being an accomplished and up and coming Panamanian lawyer, with a strong client following.”

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13 Nov 2013

Ancient & Modern

Peter Jackson, English solicitor and director at Nigel Harris and Partners in Jersey, suggests that new, computerised title may confirm medieval liabilities on a property.

Published in the Business Brief November 2013 – Download Article

01 Nov 2013

Hatstone Lawyers announces the appointment of new consultant

Hatstone Lawyers are delighted to announce that Nigel Bentley has joined the firm as a consultant. Nigel joins a number of his former colleagues at Hatstone Lawyers, Jersey’s leading boutique legal practice, which now has twenty-one qualified lawyers in its offices in Jersey, Panama and South Africa. 

Nigel is a highly experienced trust and private client practitioner having been a partner of Jersey based English Solicitors Galsworthy & Stones from 1984 until his retirement from partnership in 2013.  For nine years Nigel was managing director of Rathbone Trust Company Jersey Limited and its successor business Hawksford, having led the management buy out of that business from Rathbone Brothers Plc in 2007.

Partner Simon Vivian commented:

“We are extremely proud that Nigel is joining us at Hatstone Lawyers. Nigel has built a reputation as one of the leading private client advisors in Jersey and has been at the forefront of the Jersey trust industry for over a decade. He is revered by colleagues and clients alike and we warmly welcome him to the firm.”

18 Oct 2013

CISX Update

New Issuers

The Channel Islands Stock Exchange LBG (“CISX”) announced on 14 October 2013 that it will not process new listing applications, until it has finalised its restructuring.  The extent of the proposed restructuring is not yet known, but it is not anticipated at this stage that the restructure will have any adverse impact on the international recognition presently enjoyed by the CISX. Read more

18 Oct 2013

Hatstone Lawyers announces the appointment of Lizst Real as a Partner

Hatstone Lawyers are delighted to announce the appointment of Lizst Real as a partner. Lizst will be responsible for developing our South American practice and will head up our office in Panama.

Simon Vivian commented that:

“We warmly welcome Lizst to our partnership. Lizst is the second partner appointment in the last three months. She is one of the most promising corporate lawyers in Panama and will help us develop our business in South America.”

Lizst is a Panamanian lawyer specialising in corporate and commercial law, asset protection, wealth management, trusts and foundations.

02 Oct 2013

Hatstone Lawyers now acts for five of the World’s top twenty banks

Hatstone Lawyers continues to grow its corporate and finance team. It now counts amongst its client base three of the world’s top ten banks and five of the world’s top 20 banks. The firm now regularly advises on a multitude of banking and capital markets transactions.

Marcus Stone, partner, remarked that “Such bench marks are used by the top law firms in Jersey as a performance indicator”.

01 Oct 2013

Hatstone Lawyers appoints Hannes Botha as a partner

The partners of Hatstone Lawyers are delighted to announce the appointment of Hannes Botha as a partner.

Marcus Stone, one of the founding partners of Hatstone Lawyers, remarked: “I am absolutely delighted to welcome Hannes Botha as a group partner. He is a first class lawyer and well respected by both clients and his peers”.

Hannes was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa in 2004. He has over nine years’ experience in both Jersey and South Africa and he has been instrumental in the establishment and growth of Hatstone Lawyers in South Africa.