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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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DLA Piper has been recognised for its property strategy implementation by National Grid in its annual property awards, in a ceremony held on 2 July 2014. The award for Best Property Strategy Implementation is intended to recognise projects that have moved on significantly in the previous 12 months, with constraints being removed to prepare the […]

Allen & Overy supports SAP on its change of form to an SE

Allen & Overy has supported corporate software provider SAP on its change of form to a European company (‘societas Europaea’, or SE). The change of form took effect on 7 July 2014 upon entry in the commercial register, after the general meeting approved the step with a majority of 99.57 per cent on 21 May […]

Allen & Overy partner becomes member of ICC International Court of Arbitration

Allen & Overy has announced the appointment of Amsterdam arbitration partner Marieke van Hooijdonk as a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration for the Netherlands. Van Hooijdonk becomes Allen & Overy’s second member of the court. The ICC International Court of Arbitration is composed of members from almost 90 countries, who are appointed […]

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Squire Patton Boggs bucks international trend with Tokyo merger

One of the key findings in this year’s The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 was that while international firms have been reassessing their positionsin the Asia Pacific region, local firms have been going for growth. One firm that is looking to buck that trend is Squire Patton Boggs. The firm, which was formed by the June […]

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