30 Jun 2017

Hatstone appoints two Group Partners

Hatstone is delighted to announce that Daléne Botha and Bennie Burger have been promoted to Group Partners. Daléne is based at Hatstone’s South Africa office whilst Bennie is based at the Jersey office.

The appointments bring the number of partners to nine globally.

Daléne specialises in corporate and commercial, private client and collective investment funds. She has a particular interest in cross border structuring and regularly advises ultra high-net-worth families on effective structures for asset protection and succession planning.

Bennie specialises in corporate and commercial, private wealth, trust law, banking and finance, and alternative dispute resolution. Bennie is admitted to practise as solicitor in England & Wales, Anguilla in the British West Indies and as an attorney in South Africa with higher rights. He has significant experience in cross border acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and financing transactions and advises a wide range of companies, banks and private clients. In addition to his transactional practice, Bennie advises boards of directors and senior management on a broad range of governance, compliance, and other sensitive matters. He also works closely with top law firms in London, the British Virgin Islands, Mauritius, South Africa and Botswana.

Group Partner Carl O’Shea commented: 

“In recognition of their hard work and contribution to the Hatstone Group we are delighted to promote Daléne and Bennie to Group Partner. They are both highly regarded by clients, contacts and the team at Hatstone and so it is a pleasure to promote from within. The Group has several plans for the next stage of growth and so we very much look forward to their involvement and contribution at this exciting time.”

Hatstone is acknowledged as a leading boutique law firm with offices in Jersey, London, Panama and South Africa. Since its inception in December 2011, the firm has not only seen considerable growth, it has also recently enjoyed significant recognition, having been named boutique law firm of the year at the prestigious Citywealth IFC awards; and Investment Fund Law Firm of the Year – Jersey in the Corporate LiveWire 2017 Global Awards.

12 Apr 2017

Hatstone is named the 2017 winner of the Corporate LiveWire Award for “Investment Fund Law Firm of the Year – Jersey”

As well as being recognised as “Boutique Law Firm of the Year” by City Wealth earlier this year, Hatstone is pleased to announce that the firm has also been recognised by Corporate LiveWire as the 2017 winner of the “Investment Fund Law Firm of the Year – Jersey”.

The achievement marks the second consecutive Corporate LiveWire award won by Hatstone and follows on from being named as the “Boutique Law Firm of the Year – Jersey” in 2016.

The Corporate Livewire Awards programme celebrates the Global Law Community and highlights exemplary business achievements and incredible performance across the globe.

The winners are chosen by the judging panel at Corporate LiveWire for their high calibre performance over the past 12 months and a determined commitment to excellence in their field: both being stated as essential for maximizing the potential of a business.

Group Partner Carl O’Shea commented:

“Winning this award is a fantastic achievement for the firm and is the second award in 2017 having been recognised earlier as the Boutique Law Firm of the Year. The awards highlight Hatstone’s commitment to providing a consistent high standard of service. We would like to thank our staff for all their efforts, and our clients and business partners for their support.”

21 Feb 2017

Hatstone Lawyers appoints a new partner

 

Hatstone Lawyers is delighted to announce that Alex Carus has joined the firm as a Group Partner. Alex enhances Hatstone Lawyers’ existing corporate and commercial team, and brings the number of partners to seven globally.

Alex brings with him many years’ experience in the Jersey legal and financial services industry.

Group Partner Simon Vivian commented:

“We are very pleased to welcome Alex on board as a Group Partner in the Jersey office. Alex has an extensive knowledge of investment funds, corporate and commercial and banking and finance. We look forward to his contribution to our business in the years to come. This appointment marks the next step in our development.”

Hatstone Lawyers is acknowledged as a leading boutique law firm with offices in Jersey, London, Panama and South Africa. Since its inception in December 2011, the firm has not only seen considerable growth, it has also recently enjoyed significant recognition, having been named boutique law firm of the year at the prestigious Citywealth IFC awards for the second year in a row.

 

19 Jan 2017

Hatstone wins boutique law firm of the Year at the Citywealth 2017 International Finance Centre Awards

Corporate and private client law firm Hatstone has been named boutique law firm of the year at the prestigious Citywealth IFC awards for the second year in a row. The awards were established to highlight the excellence of the advisers and managers in the private wealth sector in the major international financial centres. The award recognises the firm as having excelled in achievement, innovation, expertise and service as judged by an international panel of practitioners from the private wealth sector.

Hatstone is now in its sixth year of operation with six partners globally and offices in Jersey, London, South Africa and Panama. The firm prides itself on being a client focused firm specialising in particular areas of offshore practice.

Simon Vivian and Michael Shenkin collected the award on behalf of the firm. Michael Shenkin commented:

“Hatstone has a clear vision: “to deliver the highest standard of service to our clients”. Independent awards are a good indicator of how we are doing. To win boutique law firm of the year for the second year in a row against stiff competition is a great accomplishment and everyone at our firm can feel rightly proud to have achieved this.”

26 Oct 2016

Group Partners Complete 21.1km Meiringspoort Half Marathon

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On 15 October 2016 Hannes Botha and Carl O’Shea, two of the Hatstone Group Partners, completed the 21.1km Meiringspoort Half Marathon which took place near the small town of De Rust, outside Oudtshoorn, in the Western Cape of South Africa.

Unfortunately for Carl his visit to Hatstone Lawyers in South Africa coincided with Hannes’ long-decided plans to compete in the race. Fortunately though both were up to the challenge and completed the race with time to spare.

With picturesque views of waterfalls and low-hanging rock protrusions, it is no wonder that 3000 people flocked to this remote area to be a part of this event which was first held in 1993, and has since been extended to 21.1km. With both partners wanting to see who could outrun the other, there was also a philanthropic motivation to their participation. The race is known for its support of the Herberg Children’s Home, a charitable institution that provides accommodation for up to 122 children of all ages. As the government only provides 48% of its expected budget, the Home relies heavily on the funding provided by these events.

L-R Group Partners Carl O'Shea and Hannes Botha

19 Oct 2016

Hatstone is named the 2016 winner of the Corporate LiveWire Award for “Boutique Law Firm of the Year – Jersey”.

As well as being recognised as “Boutique Law Firm of the Year” by City Wealth earlier this year, Hatstone is pleased to announce that the firm has also been recognised by Corporate LiveWire 2016 as “Boutique Law Firm of the Year – Jersey” in this years Corporate LiveWire Awards.

The Corporate Livewire Awards programme celebrates the Global Law Community and highlights exemplary business achievements and incredible performance across the globe.

The winners are chosen by the judging panel at Corporate LiveWire for their high caliber performance over the last 12 months and an unending commitment to excellence in their field, all being essential to maximizing the potential of their business.

Group Partner Carl O’Shea commented:

“Winning this award is a fantastic achievement for the firm and being the second award this year for Boutique Law Firm of the Year highlights Hatstone’s commitment to providing a consistent high standard of service. We would like to thank our staff for all their efforts, and our clients and business partners for their support.”

06 Oct 2016

Hatstone Lawyers Senior Associate nominated in Future Leaders Awards

Carol-Ann Le Boutillier, Senior Associate at Hatstone Lawyers Jersey, has been nominated as a finalist in the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards, in the Private Investments/Family Office Individual of the Year category.

These awards aim to recognise rising young professionals in the wealth sector and highlight the leaders under 40 of today and tomorrow.

Group Partner Simon Vivian commented:

“Hatstone is once again extremely proud of Carol-Ann and her achievements, having earlier this year achieved a silver award in the category of Woman of the Year: Business Services at the third Citywealth Power Woman Awards. This further recognition highlights her dedication and efficiency to her work and work ethics.”

The ceremony will take place on the 10 November 2016 and voting is open until the 20 October 2016. You can vote for Carol-Ann by clicking here.

01 Aug 2016

Hatstone names two new Partners

Hatstone is delighted to announce that Advocate Stephen Wauchope and Alvaro Almengor have been promoted to Partner, bringing the total number of partners in the Hatstone Group to six.

Alvaro Almengor is a well-regarded Panamanian lawyer specialising in civil, commercial, employment and administrative law and Panamanian tax. Alvaro will work with Group Partner Lizst Real to further develop the Group’s Panamanian legal practice.

Advocate Stephen Wauchope is a practical, resolution-focused litigator who specialises in trust disputes, employment law, regulatory advice, general commercial litigation and insurance risks. Stephen will head up the firm’s Jersey litigation practice.

Group Partner Carl O’Shea said:

“Our new partners have earned their place through their dedication to client service excellence and technical skill. We are absolutely delighted to welcome them to the Group Partnership and look forward to their contribution in the years to come. These appointments show our commitment to nurturing talent in-house and they mark the next step in our development.”

Hatstone, a Top 15 Offshore Law Firm (in a survey published by The Lawyer in February 2016), is acknowledged as a leading boutique law firm providing services from its four offices in Jersey, London, Panama and South Africa. Since its inception in December 2011, the firm has not only seen considerable growth, it has also enjoyed significant recognition, having won “Boutique Law Firm of the Year” at the City Wealth IFC Awards 2016 and being runner up at the City Wealth Magic Circle Awards 2016 in the category of “Technology Innovation of the Year”.

16 Jun 2016

Hatstone Lawyers represented at St Helier – Gorey race

Hatstone Lawyers is pleased to announce that our men have raised the Hatstone mast and gallantly represented the firm on the evenings of 4 and 6 June 2016 in a 30km round trip race between St Helier and Gorey.
 
The brave crew was made up of Giles Adu at stroke, Mark Rondel, Paul Rioda and a late stand in Simon Jones. A fleet of 28 boats took part in the race. The team made their way through the fleet to finish 15th across the line, in the fourth quickest time of 1:15:22.
 
For the results of the St Helier to Gorey race, click here.

 
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The 50th Sark2Jersey race
 
The team is now looking forward to the Sark to Jersey race on 2 July which tends to involve more than 80 boats and is just over 26 km long.
 
For further details on the Sark2Jersey Race, click here.

13 May 2016

Hatstone Lawyers comes runner up in Technology Innovation awards

Hatstone Lawyers came runner up in the category of “Technology Innovation of the Year” at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2016, missing out on the top spot to Capital Generation Partners.

Group Partner Carl O’Shea commented:

“We are exceptionally proud of Phil Stone and his team for achieving this result given the calibre of competition in the category. The award recognises the firm’s commitment to implementing innovative technology solutions that support its business and clients.”