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The first half of 2013 has seen private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers continue to look to the corporate bond and debt capital markets.
Court confirms there is a principle of English law that enables a court in very limited circumstances to pierce the corporate veil
The English Supreme Court has confirmed that there is a principle of English law that enables a court in very limited circumstances to pierce the corporate veil.
The ‘Loi (1991) sur la copropriété des immeubles bâtis’ was enacted to enable units within buildings to be sold on a freehold basis instead of by share transfer.
Jersey’s system of freehold conveyancing has its origins in the Public Registry established by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1602.
Buying an apartment by ‘share transfer’ is very different to a freehold purchase and involves buying a block of shares in a company.
More clarity but no more finality on ‘piercing the corporate veil’ — Prest v Petrodel Corp  UKSC 34.
The Supreme Court has decided that contractual liabilities of a corporation cannot be attributed to its controller by means of ‘piercing the corporate veil’.
Ogier has published a list of continuing obligations faced by private and professional investment funds in the British Virgin Islands.
Joinder of trustees and treatment of trust assets in English matrimonial proceedings: DR v GR and others
The judgment of Mostyn J concerned divorce proceedings in the Family Division of the English High Court and an application for the variation of a settlement under s24(1)(c) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.
With effect from 30 September 2013, the Takeover Code will widen the categories of companies it regulates partially removing the residency test for some companies.
Traditionally, a valid trust requires at least one beneficiary capable of benefiting. The reason for this restriction lies in the enforceability of the trust.
In July 2013, Luxembourg legislation came into force specifically tailored to the needs of private-equity/real-estate investment managers.
The world of executive remuneration and the combination of cash and share-based incentives is ever under the spotlight.
This case is a useful refresher on the topic of provision of information by a trustee to a beneficiary.
The Royal Court has considered whether the Banking Business (Jersey) Law 1991 extends to the transfer of regulated investment business.
This note gives a very broad overview of some of the matters that Asian-based managers should be aware of when structuring the boards of their offshore fund entities.
The Court of Appeal considered the way in which the matrimonial property regime in Russia would be recognised in respect of English property held in a Cayman law trust.
Principles applicable to legal costs incurred in trust-related proceedings in Jersey by trustees, other fiduciaries and beneficiaries
The Jersey Court of Appeal has provided a clear view of the principles that apply to costs awards in trust proceedings for parties acting in a fiduciary capacity.
The CISX commenced operations on 27 October 1998 with the intention of providing recognised facilities for the listing and trading of a broad range of debt securities.
VISTA has achieved significant traction in succession planning for family businesses and individuals from a civil law background.