Hatstone Lawyers was established in December 2011 to offer an alternative to the larger Jersey law firms. It now has offices in Jersey, Panama and South Africa. To learn more about each location please click on the links below.
The British Virgin Islands have an independent legal and judicial system, but as a British Overseas Territory, their legislation it is largely based on the British legal system and English common law, and the right of final appeal being to the Privy Council in London. Executive authority lies in the monarch of the United Kingdom, exercised by the Governor of the British Virgin Islands.
Jersey is one of the world’s premier international finance centres. It was one of the first international finance centres to be placed on the OECD White List, is ranked first in the leading Global Finance Centres Index for Offshore Centres and has been ranked by the IMF as one of the best international finance centres globally.
London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence.
Malta is a country that has a stable political, social, legal and regulatory environment. Its 6.4% economic growth rate in 2016 was one of the highest performances in the EU, its real GDP increased by 7.2% in 2017 and Standard and Poor raised the credit rating at the end of 2016 from BBB+ to A-. Malta has also been on the OECD white list for a number of years.
Panama is a leading international finance centre. It is a commercially active and expanding jurisdiction which has great connections with Latin America and the United States.
South Africa is widely regarded as the gateway to Africa, which is the second-largest and second-most-populous continent in the world, with a population in excess of 1 billion people and growing.