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Fresh Brain Food: “Is a Superyacht Lawyer Key to Your Project?”

First Published in the September 2015 edition of Yacht investor, here is Quentin and Adam’s combined thoughts on this intriguing subject, with a PDF downloadable copy available from the linkCo-authored by Adam Ramlugon and Quentin Bargate.Is a Superyacht Lawyer Key to Your Project?The question “do I need a superyacht lawyer?” is one that we are asked from time to time, perhaps with more…

Crew Employment – Shore Up Your Position

Whilst working as a captain, first officer or other senior crew member on board a superyacht can seem like plain sailing, there are occasions when the relationship between a member of the crew and their employer can turn sour. Adam Ramlugon and Mark Needham, both prominent members of our Superyacht Group with significant experience dealing with crew employment matters, have put together the…

Quentin Bargate at Yacht Meeting

In early May, Quentin Bargate attended the annual Cayman Islands Shipping Registry Yacht Committee Meeting at the Marriott Hotel in Grand Cayman. Quentin Bargate says: "The Committee comprises leading industry professionals who assist the Registry in their drive to provide top quality service to yachts that fly the Cayman Islands flag.   Any issues are identified and discussed face to face with members…

The New Russian CFC Rules – A Superyacht Perspective

For some time now, the Russian authorities have expressed concerns over the use of offshore structures by Russian corporations and individuals. This has culminated in the enactment of the Controlled Foreign Companies (“CFC”) Rules – A regime which provides the authorities with the jurisdiction to tax Russian corporations and individuals on profits held by Russian controlled CFC’s. Given that many superyachts are beneficially…

An Act of Commission or Omission – Moran v Pisarev

Case report - Moran v Pisarev A report on the English Court's latest foray into world of yacht broking. The case provides some helpful guidance of what the Court looks for in determining whether a broker is entitled to a commission on a particular deal, and we examine what brokers can take from it to better protect their interests. Please click on the link…