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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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Mullerat launches in Palma de Mallorca

Madrid-based firm Mullerat is opening an office in Palma de Mallorca The firm, which has 10 partners and a turnover of e8m (£4.9m), specialises in corporate and commercial work.Mullerat also has offices in Barcelona, San Sebastian and Lisbon, Portugal. The firm has three lawyers who are set to start working in the Palma office, but […]

The Rooks Rider Saga

Tulkinghorn has not been watching the new version of The Forsyte Saga currently showing on ITV because it stirs up too many bad memories. And at tax specialist firm Rooks Rider, it brings on severe shudders for two reasons.To explain why, here’s a little bit of history: John Galsworthy Senior (the father of the author […]

An act to follow

The introduction of the European Convention on Human Rights into Ireland's constitution will see Irish eyes looking to the UK's experiences with the HRA. Alan Miller reports

Lawrence Graham appoints new company head

Lawrence Graham has appointed corporate and finance partner Richard Elphick as head of the firm’s company and commercial department Elphick replaces Michael Storar, who has stepped down after leading the group for five years. Storar will focus on building the firm’s private equity and corporate finance practices.

Dutch Steins Bisschop declared bankrupt after KPMG pulls plug

KPMG’s former Dutch legal practice Steins Bisschop Meijburg & Co was declared officially bankrupt last week as the big five accountant prepared to launch a new legal capability The Lawyer has now learnt that KPMG first rejected a business plan to cut back to around 15 or 16 partners. It has now finalised the structure […]

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