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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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BAT counsel to join Debenhams

BAT Industries company secretary David Wilson is to leave after four years to join retailer Debenhams as general counsel in time for its planned demerger from the Burton Group. A spokeswoman for Debenhams confirmed that Wilson’s arrival on 5 January had already been announced internally. “David will be joining Debenhams as general counsel and company […]

A reform revolution

The introduction of a Scottish Parliament will keep lawyers busy, says Mike Dailly. Those lawyers who think that devolution will have little or no impact on their daily routine should consider this: 129 politicians are gathered together and left alone in a large room in Edinburgh; they are told they can initiate, amend or repeal […]

'The rottwiler lawyers will have a field day

Tim Hardy looks at how the new broadcasters’ code on privacy has been received. Tim Hardy is a specialist in press and broadcasting complaints at Cameron McKenna. The Broadcasting Standards Commission (BSC) – formerly the Broadcasting Complaints Commission – published its first code on fairness and privacy for broadcasters on 24 November. The code is […]

China opens doors so far and no further

The Chinese government has confirmed that it is ready to improve access for foreign law firms to the Chinese market, but has insisted that the ban on practices employing Chinese lawyers should stay. The proposals are contained in a revised services offer China presented to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva last week as […]

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