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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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SJ Berwin's Paris office hires Deloittes partner

SJ Berwin has made a further hire from an accountancy-tied firm in Paris as it grows its private equity practice across Europe. Pierre-Louis Périn joins from the Paris office of Deloitte & Touche Juridique et Fiscal, where he supervised a team of private equity specialists. The hire follows the arrival of partner Mark Richardson, who […]

Law Society international chief quits for CCBE European post

Jonathan Goldsmith, director of the Law Society’s International Directorate, will stand down on 1 January 2002 to become secretary-general of the Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Union (CCBE). The CCBE’s role is to develop the integration of European lawyers at EU level.Goldsmith said: “Everyone agrees that my current job is […]

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Allen & Overy (Stephen Kensell) advised Barclays Capital, Citibank/SSSB, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, JP Morgan and the Royal Bank of Scotland on a £3.5bn revolving credit facility for mm02, the BT Wireless demerged section of BT. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised mm02. Clifford Chance (Robert Lee) advised International Power on a $540m (£371.31m) revolving credit and letter […]

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