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COVID 19- Managing Your Human Resources

Employment Law Update As the global pandemic COVID-19 continues to race across the globe, small and tranquil as Anguilla prides herself, she too is not immune.  While currently there are three (3) confirmed cases, the impact of the epidemic is being felt as measures to protect the health of the island community are imposed.  As the closure of the borders at 1159 hours on 20th March 2020 approached, there was an impetus for guests wishing to avoid a mandatory two-week extension of their visits to paradise, to depart.  This followed the earlier restrictions in Sint Maarten on flights from Europe,…

Porter Featured Again in WTR 1000

Anguilla, British West Indies – The 2020 edition of World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals has once again listed our Partner, Kenneth G. Porter as a world leading trademark professional. Kenneth received kudos for his professional approach with WTR1000 declaring that: “Anguillian superstar  Kenneth Porter has valuable commercial awareness, offering pragmatic advice on all aspects of business and IP law.”  Kenneth has consistently maintained his ranking as a key IP Caribbean expert for a number of years.  Learn more about Kenneth Porter The WTR 1000 research directory, which focuses exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners, has firmly established itself as the…

TerraLex & Sagis LP Team Up

SAGIS LP is an active member of TerraLex®, one of the world’s leading international legal networks.  With more than 155 independent member firms, 19,000 attorneys, and a presence in 100 countries this prestigious connection gives our clients immediate and seamless access to high-quality, client-focused affiliated attorneys worldwide. As the exclusive TerraLex firm in Anguilla, we are committed to finding innovative and cost-effective solutions for clients. TerraLex offers access to rigorously vetted law firms in strategic locations. Its mission is to help member firms serve clients’ needs and business interests with the highest professional standards. For more information on TerraLex, please…

Chambers Ranking

Anguilla, British West Indies – We are proud to announce that SAGIS LP has once again been recognised for excellence by the prestigious Chambers and Partners. Receiving a Band 1 ranking in the General Business Law practice category for Anguilla, this a significant recognition as SAGIS retains this ranking for yet another year. Sources describe the firm’s lawyers as “really good: conscientious, reliable and talented.” Chambers’ review moreover confirms that: “With a deep bench of practitioners, Sagis has the capacity to handle a wide range of matters, including intellectual property, M&A and commercial litigation”. We are also delighted to share…

Legal Brief

Limitation of Recourse to Judicial Review In the recent case of Benjamine Company Services Ltd v Anguilla Financial Services Commission AXAHCV2017/0066, the High Court considered an application for judicial review. The applicant attacked the decision of the Anguilla Financial Services Commission (FSC), the industry regulator, to impose upon it a significant financial penalty of EC$50,000.00. This the FSC levied because Benjamine Company Services Ltd. (BCS), a company licensed by it to carry on company management business, had allegedly failed to comply with various sections of the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Regulations. As such, in or around June 2017, BCS…

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