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November 1, 2005

Dirty tricks, legal battles, secrets and lies. The America’s Cup has had them all and it started as a challenge in 1851, when Lord Wilton invited America to join Prince Albert’s Great Exhibition race. Mark Dye finds the passions and rivalry have intensified with time

Mark Dye is a freelance journalist based in London. markjdye@gmail.com

Dirty tricks, legal battles, secrets and lies. The America's Cup has had them all and it started as a challenge in 1851, when Lord Wilton invited America to join Prince Albert's Great Exhibition race. Mark Dye finds the passions and rivalry have intensified with time

The challenge for the America's Cup over the years has been shrouded in controversy and mystery. The quest for the world's oldest trophy is sailing's Holy Grail. Indeed, the chase has often made angels and demons of those involved.

May 1, 2005

The world’s smartest homes can be technological wonders. From swish high-definition home cinemas to curtains that open at the touch of a screen. Ian Peel meets Eoghan McCarron whose company has wired homes from Barbados to Hong Kong and Dublin

Ian Peel is director of MCC International Ltd. www.mccint.com

The world's smartest homes can be technological wonders. From swish high-definition home cinemas to curtains that open at the touch of a screen. Ian Peel meets Eoghan McCarron whose company has wired homes from Barbados to Hong Kong and Dublin

Eoghan McCarron is the man behind thewhitehouse, a company that has equipped some of the wealthiest homes in the world. "In many respects my job resembles that of the traditional architect," says McCarron.

May 1, 2005

Divorce can throw everything out of kilter, especially if one partner insists on taking a chunk of the family business as part of a settlement. Andrew Drake outlines the issues, examines the implications and urges caution when considering a settlement

Andrew Drake is a partner at Penningtons Solicitors LLP. www.penningtons.co.uk

Divorce can throw everything out of kilter, especially if one partner insists on taking a chunk of the family business as part of a settlement. Andrew Drake outlines the issues, examines the implications and urges caution when considering a settlement

May 1, 2005

Divorce is not only a major personal trauma, it can also be amplified by the complexities and sensitivities surrounding settlements. Michael Drake suggests that although unpredictable, it is possible for the outcome to be satisfactory to all affected parties

Michael Drake is co-author of Divorce and the Family Business, published by Jordans

Divorce is not only a major personal trauma, it can also be amplified by the complexities and sensitivities surrounding settlements. Michael Drake suggests that although unpredictable, it is possible for the outcome to be satisfactory to all affected parties

January 1, 2005

Following US fashion, older generations of British family businesses are ushering successors to sign pre-nuptial agreements as part of the ownership transfer – even if the contracts aren’t legally binding in the UK. Melanie Stern reports

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine.

Following US fashion, older generations of British family businesses are ushering successors to sign pre-nuptial agreements as part of the ownership transfer – even if the contracts aren't legally binding in the UK. Melanie Stern reports

January 1, 2005

War Paint
By Lindy Woodhead, Wiley

Christine Harland is director of Camdem Writers.

War Paint
By Lindy Woodhead, Wiley

War Paint brings us two powerful characters whose rivalry was legendary and whose entrepreneurial talents were nothing short of brilliant. Florence Nightingale Graham and Chaja Rubinstein, better known as Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein, became household names worldwide and their beauty brands dominated the market for more than half of the 20th century.
 

January 1, 2005

Nick Fulford ambles through Europe’s largest indoor antiques market in search of his lifelong calling

Nick Fulford is managing director of Cancan Communications

Nick Fulford ambles through Europe's largest indoor antiques market in search of his lifelong calling

January 1, 2005

Following US fashion, older generations of British family businesses are ushering successors to sign pre-nuptial agreements as part of the ownership transfer – even if the contracts aren’t legally binding in the UK. Melanie Stern reports

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine.

September 1, 2004

Holiday at the apex of style: visit the new breed of luxury brand resorts in some of the world’s stunning locations. Melanie Stern reports

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine.

Holiday at the apex of style: visit the new breed of luxury brand resorts in some of the world's stunning locations. Melanie Stern reports

There's probably one brick in the walls of the Chrysler Building for every Louis Vuitton bag or Versace dress snapped up year in, year out; brand recognition for the luxury goods industry is positively booming.

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