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Jersey to introduce taxation for enveloped property transactions

At present, the purchase of a property through the acquisition of the share capital of a property owning company is exempt from stamp duty. However, the State of Jersey shortly intends to bring forward legislation to impose a tax equivalent to stamp duty on such a sale, effectively closing the “loophole”.

Trust Essentials: January 2022

As families grow and become more multi-national and globally mobile, it’s imperative that trusts can adapt to accommodate new circumstances in the interest of ensuring the purposes of the trust are fulfilled.

At A Glance Guide to asset protection trusts in Jersey

The demand for so-called “Asset Protection” trusts has continued in recent years. Whether this is in the context of a new trust being established or existing trusts being re-structured and re-organised, asset protection considerations are often a key concern for clients.

Modified universalism: an analysis of the Royal Court of Jersey’s ruling

The principle of “modified universalism” has recently come under scrutiny in the case of Investin Quay House Limited (in liquidation) v BUJ Architects LLP.  While the Royal Court of Jersey was principally concerned with whether or not to exercise its discretion to impose an interim injunction, the underlying legal issue was the application of universalism.

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Canadian product stewardship and epr: a review of 2021 and beyond

Provincial governments (and non-governmental agencies) have been busy implementing various innovative waste management programs to divert waste away from landfills. In 2021, important changes were implemented across all product categories, including tires, batteries, electronic products, packaging and printed paper, beverage containers, and hazardous and special products. Key changes include: i) new programs in jurisdictions that formerly did not have programs, ii) expanded product lists for existing programs, iii) shifts from product stewardship models to extended producer responsibility (“EPR”) models, and iv) expanded regulatory enforcement mechanisms and activity.

Future of work: Future of flexibility

Without doubt, the traditional employment relationship has changed. Whilst the coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact, the changing nature of the employment relationship has been taking place for several years. But what does this mean for employers?

Domestic CCTV: are you compliant?

The use of smart security devices and domestic CCTV systems is becoming increasingly common. If you use security cameras and similar devices in your home, data protection law may apply and it’s important to know your legal obligations.


Essex Court reveals new joint heads of chambers

Following David Foxton QC’s elevation to the High Court, Essex Court has now confirmed its new joint heads of chambers, with Joe Smouha QC and Huw Davies QC set to take over the reins. The pair’s appointment at the magic circle set will come into full effect as of 10 January, as they prepare to […]

Winston to close final Middle East office in Dubai

Squire Patton Boggs has added a three-partner team to its Dubai office from Winston & Strawn, as the latter shuts its sole Middle Eastern office after five years in the city. Campbell Steedman, Winston & Strawn’s former Middle East managing partner, and corporate partner Christopher Skipper have both joined Squire Patton Boggs’ corporate practice together […]


Clifford Chance wins role on Apple’s licensing agreement with UK chip maker

A partner duo from Clifford Chance has taken legal duties for UK chip designer Imagination Technologies as part of a license contract with Apple that will revive a relationship that ended a few years ago. The multi-year license agreement marks a new collaboration between Apple and Imagination Technologies, which in the past provided graphic chips […]

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells loses another senior partner as Birmingham chief departs

The head of Hogan Lovells’ Birmingham office Michael Gallimore has become the latest senior partner to leave the firm, prompting a change in leadership for the firm’s Midlands outpost. Gallimore has joined boutique planning firm Town Legal after over 30 years at Hogan Lovells. Having made partner in 1988, he was made head of planning […]

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