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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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Hammonds gets strappy

Tulkinghorn is wondering whether it is just pure coincidence or if Hammonds has taken a new strategic direction. A few weeks ago Tulkinghorn sought free marketing advice on behalf of Hammonds, looking for ways to promote its latest client win of a leading condom manufacturer. Well, it seems the firm is at it again – […]

Judge stays Baxendale-Walker fraud case

Paul Baxendale-Walker, the solicitor charged with a £2m pension fraud by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), has had his fraud case stayed as an abuse of process Last week, The Lawyer revealed that Baxendale-Walker is standing for the Westminster seat on the Law Society’s ruling council.Baxendale-Walker, who was accused along with Dutch businessman Bjørn Stiedl […]

Orrick appoints new Tokyo chief

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has appointed real estate partner Dennis Martin as head of its Tokyo office He succeeds Michael Bacon who relocated to the firm’s London office last September to become head of international offices.Martin joined Orrick’s Tokyo office in 1999, having been located in Japan since 1997. His practice is focused on property […]

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