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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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One way of analysing a firm’s strategy is to look at its partner promotions, and this year, although I’m sure both firms view their banking departments with equal importance, Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy (A&O) are showing different attitudes towards growth.While last year Clifford Chance made just four lateral hires in banking (in London, […]

New arbitrator panel will cut marine costs

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators is drawing up a panel of arbitrators and mediators to oversee marine disputes The fees will be considerably lower than those paid in so-called ad-hoc tribunals which hear disputes arising out of commercial contracts. Letters were sent to select counsel in mid-April, inviting them to join the panel. Three have […]

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At the inaugural Birmingham Law Society Awards a couple of weeks ago, Tulkinghorn was entertained by a coterie of boisterous Brummies. Tulkinghorn holds no truck with the award winner, who muttered “What a joke” when stepping off the stage to a round of enthusiastic applause. It was a splendidly chaotic evening, finishing with Birmingham’s legal […]

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A staggering 36,400 children are currently accommodated by local authorities under care orders. The number has increased by 27 per cent in the past six years. It is frequently, and sometimes incorrectly, assumed that children will return home under care orders when the local authority has said so in its care plan. The House of […]

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