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Jersey: The Trusts Law 2018 – An insight

By Siobhan Riley, Andreas Kistler The Trusts (Amendment No. 7) (Jersey) Law 2018 (the Amendment Law), which came into force on 8 June 2018, reÊnes and further enhances Jersey’s trusts legislation, the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 (the Law). Since its introduction in 1984, the Law has been amended and updated periodically, the last changes having been made […]

Trust legislation in Guernsey

By Russell Clark Much of Guernsey’s economic success over the past 50 years or so has been largely due to its adaptability and flexibility to react to changing market situations and conditions. This adaptability is no better illustrated than by the island’s willingness to amend and review legislation to ensure that it retains its position within […]

Jersey lodges the draft Taxation Law 201

Jersey has lodged the draft Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 201- (the “Law”). The Law, once adopted, is intended to meet the commitment made by Jersey to address certain concerns raised by the EU Code of Conduct Group on Business Taxation (the “Code Group”) in relation to the need for relevant businesses to […]

Bulgaria: Companies required to register their beneficial owners by February 2019

By Gergana Roussinova Companies have until 1 February 2019 to register their beneficial owners in the Bulgarian Commercial Register and Register for Non-profit Legal Persons (the “Commercial Register“). This obligation comes as a result of the adoption of a new Law on the measures against money laundering in March this year (the “AML Law“). Who is obligated under […]

Importance of prohibition on the collateral use of disclosed documents

By Sonia Tolaney, Sandy Phipps CPR 31.22 provides that disclosed documents may be used only for the purpose of the proceedings in which they were disclosed without the consent of the disclosing party or the Court’s permission. It is well established that this rule, known as the collateral use prohibition, applies both to the disclosed documents themselves […]

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Racing ahead

East Anglia has become a development hot spot. Law firms need to create specialist teams to keep up with the changes, says Laura Holdaway The continuing real estate development boom in the regions around London has brought about a greater demand on law firms to provide niche real estate financing advice. East Anglia in particular […]

After Litvinenko: special measures for Russia

The UK’s request to Russia to extradite Andrei Lugovoi, who is implicated in the poisoning of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko, was flatly refused by Moscow. Article 63 of the Russian Constitution, cited by Russian officials, prohibits extraditions in political cases. However, nothing allows Russia to refuse to comply with an extradition request when the […]

Amnesty accuses Israel of international human rights law violations

Israel has been criticised by human rights group Amnesty International for its “blatant violation of international law” in the West Bank. In a report published to mark the 40th anniversary of the Six-Day War on 5 June, Amnesty International claims Israel’s 220-mile security wall, much of which is on Palestinian land, is in defiance of […]

Robert Muckle recruits from local rivals

Newcastle-based Robert Muckle has raided its local rivals for two new partners, hiring Dickinson Dees senior lawyer Alan Grisedale and Ward Hadaway partner Matt Collen. •Newcastle-based Robert Muckle has raided its local rivals for two new partners, hiring Dickinson Dees senior lawyer Alan Grisedale and Ward Hadaway partner Matt Collen. Grisedale joins the firm’s commercial […]

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