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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 hired IP partner Horace Lam from Jones Day’s Beijing office along with a team of four lawyers. Lam will join DLA Piper’s Beijing office as a partner and the head of intellectual property in China in October. His practice focuses on intellectual property, covering a wide range of issues such as disputes, protection […]

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Lawyers in Japan could be in for a big boost after the country won the race to host the 2020 Olympics The enthusiasm of the winning delegation to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Buenos Aires on 7 September was drowned out in early Sunday morning Tokyo, where crowds celebrated the announcement they would host […]

Laurence Simons appoints new EMEA Managing Director

International legal recruitment specialist Laurence Simons has appointed Chris Cayley as Managing Director for their EMEA region, working from their London HQ. Chris Cayley will report into both John Rose, Chief Executive of the FiveTen Group and Naveen Tuli, Global Managing Director of Laurence Simons. Chris will focus on the growth of Laurence Simons’ operations […]

Court of Appeal casts doubt over the effectiveness of anti-discharge provisions

In CIMC Raffles Offshore (Singapore) Ltd & anr v Schahin Holdings SA [2013] EWCA Civ 644, 7 June 2013 the Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal in a case concerning the extent to which a guarantee still applies if the guaranteed contract has been varied so that it fundamentally differs from the original guaranteed […]

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