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Can I Leverage My Luxury Asset As Security For A Loan?

For asset-rich but cash-strapped individuals, luxury asset lending is growing. Whether the collateral is a watch, yacht, fine art, a luxury handbag, or classic car, many high-net-worth individuals are using luxury assets as security. Luxury asset lending is not a new phenomenon – in fact, much has been written about the intertwined history of banking and Renaissance art. Some of the greatest patrons of art, the Medici family, were among the architects of the modern economy. Later, the Dutch Golden Age saw Rembrandt and Jan Leivens pledging their stunning artworks as collateral to Herman Becker, a Baltic merchant and one of the first people in history to lend against fine […]

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Introductory Guide to Shareholders’ Agreements

What is a Shareholders’ Agreement? We often have clients who tell us that they have started a new business and have been advised by friends / colleagues to enter into a shareholders’ agreement. We are frequently asked why a shareholders’ agreement is needed and the matters covered by the agreement. To put it simply, a shareholders’ agreement is a private contract that can be entered into by some or all of the shareholders of a company to regulate the affairs between them. It gives rise to contractual obligations between the parties and the usual contractual remedies are available in the event of breach. The structure and provisions within a shareholders’ […]

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Keep Your Yacht Out Of Jail This Summer – An Overview Of The Arrest Of A Vessel Yacht Arrest

Keep Your Yacht Out Of Jail This Summer – An Overview Of The Arrest Of A Vessel For the owner of a yacht, the arrest of a vessel can come as a shock and surprise. Imagine, one minute you are leisurely entertaining guests in crystal, clear blue waters, the next, you are confronted with a bailiff, insisting on slapping an arrest warrant onto your beloved boat. As the owner of a yacht, it is imperative that you avoid the risk of having your vessel placed under arrest as it can be very costly, inconvenient and time-consuming to obtain its freedom again. In this article, we will explain what an arrest […]

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