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Remember the HSBC staff who thought it would be funny to wear balaclavas and perform a mock beheading?
Demands for independent directors to sit on fund boards.
On 31 July the latest HMRC settlement opportunity came to a close.
Clients from forced heirship jurisdictions can establish an offshore trust that will be defended by the court.
Those who are highly driven in their business lives are also goal-oriented when it comes to doing good.
Setting up a family trust outside the Middle East with Sharia elements.
Using companies incorporated in international financial centres in structuring financial transactions, capital raisings and corporate structures has long been popular in Asia, particularly Hong Kong.
Jersey companies may (contrary to the default position) be treated as exclusively tax resident in jurisdictions other than Jersey pursuant to Article 123(1)(a) of the Income Tax (Jersey) Law 1961.
Of interest to trustees in relation to transfers from a non-Jersey trust to a Jersey trust.
Independent directors are now seen as an essential part of the due diligence process for investors.
Also: profit-shifting; Investment Association statement; and more.
Several mechanisms and arrangements are available for someone who wants to conceal his involvement in a transaction.
What makes Jersey so attractive to companies? (And there’s more to it than tax.)...
Registered collective investment schemes may be offered direct to the public in Guernsey for the first time.
A recent decision of the UK Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) could influence Jersey’s Royal Court in interpreting the ‘reasonableness’ of service charge items.
The High Court of England and Wales may refuse to exercise its discretion to wind up companies incorporated abroad where there would be little likelihood of the petitioners deriving benefit from the winding-up.
The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) Regulations came into effect on 1 July 2014.
This judgment considered whether an accountant was under a duty to advise its client about possible tax-saving schemes or of the need to take specialist tax advice.
The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) creates a new tax information reporting and withholding regime for payments made to certain Foreign Financial Institutions (FFIs) and other ‘foreign’ persons.
DPAs may be relevant to any Jersey company that is liable to prosecution under the UK’s Bribery Act 2010.