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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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Government to hike civil court fees

Civil court fees are set to rise from 4 January, it was announced this morning (30 November). In the revised civil court fees, first outlined in May 2004 but unveiled by the government today, new fees have been introduced in a number of areas. These include money claims in the High Court valued at £200,000 […]

Osborne Clarke loss prompts focus shift

Osborne Clarke is set to refocus its media finance team following the departure of film finance partner Phil Alberstat. The Canadian lawyer is leaving the firm in December to join the William Morris talent agency in Los Angeles as a film agent. Osborne Clarke will be left without a specialist film finance partner following Alberstat’s […]

TMT deals round-up

Masons (Angela Cha) advised insurance company Aviva on the £225m outsourcing of its document services to business process outsourcing provider Williams Lea. Nicholson Graham & Jones (Howard Kleiman) advised Williams Lea. Herbert Smith advised UBS as sole global coordinator, bookrunner, financial adviser and sponsor on the global offer of shares in Phoenix IT Group. When Phoenix began conditional trading […]

Croatia’s EU hopes ride on judicial reform

Judicial reform is the number one priority for Croatia’s bid to improve its civil, government and business systems to prepare for EU membership, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has said in its 2004 Transition Report. The EBRD has highlighted Croatia’s establishment of a Judicial Academy, in cooperation with the Law School of […]

Lex Mundi welcomes Belgian, Dutch members

Lex Mundi, the association for independent law firms, has admitted two new firms from Belgium and the Netherlands. Belgian law firm Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick and Dutch law firm Houthoff Buruma have joined following a vote of the board of directors at the association’s annual meeting in Auckland, New Zealand. The appointments bolster Lex Mundi’s […]

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