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IYLN: a new way to work with reliable partners get a turnkey service save time
in the yachting legal world.

IYLN - which website is IYLAWNET.com - is a network of lawyers specialised in yachting business.
The objective of the network is to create a respected and revered international network of legal advisers with specialist knowledge of the law and issues relevant to yachts worldwide transactions in order to enable members of the network to call upon the necessary expertise in a timely and cost efficient manner so as to be in a position to provide their clients with a bespoke service.
The aim is to have a one stop shop offering a member firm in any jurisdiction so that Members will have a ready point of contact for legal services in that jurisdiction. The Network will provide legal advice in particular to the builders, owners, managers, brokers and insurers of yachts in worldwide transactions.

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In summary, IYLN is a an international network of legal advisers with specialist knowledge of the law and issues relevant to large yacht transactions. Members of the network are able to call upon the necessary expertise in other jurisdictions quickly and in a cost efficient manner so as to be in a position to provide their clients, whether they are builders, owners, managers or insurers, with a bespoke service.

IYLN Newsletter: News and Events 2016

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28 September 2016

Wednesday 28 Sept.: 6h00pm | All members of the IYLN Network are invited to attend a Members meeting during the Monaco Yacht Show in September 2016. This will provide an opportunity for members to meet each other and to discuss the Network, its growth, how we should promote it and the hosting of an event in 2017.
The meeting will take place at Le Bar Américain at the Hotel de Paris at 18h00 on 28 September.
Please would you note that all members who have not already paid their annual membership contributions are requested to do so without delay.


Friday 15 Jan.: London | We are delighted to welcome a number of new members to the Network at the start of 2016. We now have 18 Members spanning the globe.
We do however still seek members from a number of key jurisdictions and we are currently sending invitations to potential members in Malta and Turkey. If any member has any suggestions for possible new members in jurisdictions where we do not yet have a member they are welcome to put them forward. Please contact Alberto Batini and/or Russell Kelly in this respect.

The latest firms to join the Network include San Simon and Duch with offices in Algeciras, Bilbao, Cádiz, Madrid, Seville and Valencia, Jody T. McCormack in California, Campbells in The Cayman Islands and Carey Olsen in The Channel Islands.
It is hoped that we may be able to organise an event for members and their guests later this year, possibly in Monaco to coincide with the Monaco Yacht Show. Further details will be circulated in due course.

Members are also invited to share any items of interest such as relevant legal updates for their jurisdiction with other members of the Network.
This can be done by posting articles or notes on the IYLN website. This should be done by liaising with Stéphane by e-mail at contact[at]aleksand.fr

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Monday 19 Oct.: Dubai | IYLN is proud to announce that our new member for UAE, Fichte & Co. Legal Consultancy has won the 2015 Seatrade Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Award for "Best Maritime Law Firm".
Judged by a panel of esteemed international judges, the awards honored individuals, organisations and companies across different categories for their achievements and exceptional contribution to the region's maritime and shipping industry over the past 12 months.

MONACO - 23 September 2015

A meeting of members of the Network was held during the Monaco Yacht show in September. Representatives from 6 member firms were in attendance. It was reported that although the network is still in its early stages of development it has been well received by yards, insurers and yacht brokers, a number of whom have indicated that they would be happy to be associated with the Network and be seen to support it.

The intention is to expand the network with lawyers from the Isle of Man, Jersey/Guernsey, Gibraltar, Malta, Caymans, BVI, Bahrain, Singapore, Germany, Qatar, Dubai and Hong Kong to be invited to join.

Future meetings of the Network will be arranged to coincide with events such as the Monaco Yacht show so as to maximise the opportunities for members to get together.

Members are invited to submit articles and bulletins with updates on relevant developments in their jurisdiction for publication on the website.

Details of surveyors with the relevant expertise in the various jurisdictions have already been included on the website. Consideration is being given to adding details of corporate service providers specialising in yacht ownership structures, tax advisers and insurance brokers.