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June 9, 2020

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the main challenge posed to the dominance of the English legal system appeared to be Brexit. A flurry of English language courts opened in European cities, touting for business that would otherwise come to the English High Court. We know that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so is it any surprise that litigants—including ultra-wealthy clients—still choose the English Courts to resolve their disputes?

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the main challenge posed to the dominance of the English legal system appeared to be Brexit. A flurry of English language courts opened in European cities, touting for business that would otherwise come to the English High Court. We know that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so is it any surprise that litigants—including ultra-wealthy clients—still choose the English Courts to resolve their disputes?

The appeal of English Courts

September 1, 2005

Family businesses come with huge behavioural and strategic legacies. An effective way of protecting them and allowing them to change and develop is to enshrine certain details in a constitution. Dennis Jaffe looks at the useful outcomes of such a document

Dennis Jaffe is a founding member of the Aspen Family Business Group. www.aspenfamilybusiness.com

Family businesses come with huge behavioural and strategic legacies. An effective way of protecting them and allowing them to change and develop is to enshrine certain details in a constitution. Dennis Jaffe looks at the useful outcomes of such a document

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