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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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Herbies puts litigators on ice for another year

Herbert Smith’s litigation department has been effectively passed over for partnership for the second successive year as the firm focuses its promotion strategy on corporate and finance. The firm has made up just one litigator, Simon Clarke, in its latest round of promotions. In comparison, there will be four new corporate partners and three new […]

Flying pigs in swine hunt

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the City Disputes Panel signed a cooperative agreement recently in an effort to share resources. The first step was an evening do at the institute’s Bloomsbury Square headquarters, attended by a select group of lords, silks, arbitrators… and the odd hack. Many an interesting factoid from the world of […]

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Linklaters has pledged to remould its private equity practice in the wake of the resignation of partners Graham White and Raymond McKeeve. As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com on Friday, White and McKeeve have quit the magic circle firm for Chicago-headquartered Kirkland & Ellis following months of speculation about their future. The Lawyer understands that senior […]

White & Bowker dumps criminal team ahead of merger

Hampshire firm White & Bowker will abandon its criminal defence practice when it merges with Blake Lapthorn Linnell on 1 May. Niall Brook, managing partner atchairman of White & Bowker, told The Lawyer: “The decision is not strictly linked to the merger. It was a pre-merger consideration and part of a strategic discussion.” Brook said […]

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