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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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Insolvency: right to supply

In these uncertain times, suppliers need to protect themselves against losing their biggest clients, say Jonathan Wheeler and John Adams. In recent months we have seen the demise of some of our best-known high street retailers such as Woolworths and MFI. With the closure of further high street names likely as more companies feel the […]

DLA Piper kept busy as slump continues to hit UK businesses

DLA Piper kept busy as slump continues to hit UK businesses” />DLA Piper bagged roles on three high-profile administrations as businesses across the UK ­continued to succumb in the pre-Christmas period. A team led by partners Michael Fiddy and Jona­than Leitch advised tea and coffee chain Whittard of Chelsea in the run-up to being placed […]

Associates fall into line as redundancy fears cast shadow over legal market

The fear coursing through the legal market – revealed by the YouGovCentaur survey last week – has made associates a much more amenable bunch. The ;fear ;coursing through the legal market – revealed by the YouGovCentaur survey of almost 2,000 lawyers in The Lawyer last week (5 January) – has made associates a much more amenable bunch. […]

Links, Sullivan advise Lloyds on $350m US settlement

Lawyers from Linklaters‘ New York office have worked alongside Sullivan & Cromwell to advise Lloyds TSB on a $350m (£230m) settlement with the US government. The UK bank allegedly falsified records to allow transactions from banks in Sudan and Iran appear as if they originated from Lloyds. In the US certain countries are forbidden from […]

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