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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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Something strange is happening over at the Football Association. Remember Adam Crozier, the FA’s former chief and the man who hired England’s current boss Sven-Goran Eriksson? Well he’s back, or at least he appears to be. Going under the name ‘Alistair Maclean’ (an obvious pseudonym if ever there was one), Crozier now runs the FA’s […]

Top firms join forces to create industry standard on Reits

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith and Slaughter and May are set to meet to forge an industry- standard approach to real estate investment trusts (Reits). The firms are to schedule a summit after winning mandates to advise the UK’s leading property companies on the first Reits. Herbert Smith corporate partner David Patterson said: “There needs […]

BLP recruits Invesco GC to shape international strategy

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has moved to ramp up its international network, creating the new position of director of international strategy within the firm. John Taylor, deputy general counsel of listed fund giant Amvescap and general counsel for subsidiary Invesco’s activities outside North America, has been appointed to the role of director of international strategy. […]

Channel hopping

Offshore firms in Jersey and Guernsey have been island hopping over the past few months with two firms announcing new office openings. As first reported on www.thelawyer.com (29 March), Ozannes will make history by becoming the first Guernsey outfit to launch an office in Jersey. The new office will be headed by recently hired partner […]

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