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Updates from Bargate Murray

Brokers and Lawyers – There is no ‘I’ in Team

Partners Adam Ramlugon and Mark Needham look at the business relationship between lawyers and brokers. They discuss the importance of clear communication in this modern age where we see more and more formal business conducted through informal channels.Read the full article.

Preparing for the worst

As luxury asset lawyers, Adam Ramlugon and Mark Needham, deal with superyachts almost every day, and the question of how one goes about valuing an asset that is not traditionally classed as an investment asset often arises. Recent revelations about how some of the world’s UHNWI are choosing to allocate their capital have triggered a lively debate at Bargate Murray. Here, Adam and…

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 link Co-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,…

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…

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…
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