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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 […]

Companies to register their beneficial owners in the Bulgarian Commercial Register and Register for Non-profit Legal Persons 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 […]

Supreme Court’s refusal on Barnardo’s switching to CPI

By Ian J Gordon, Simon Davies, Chris Edwards-Earl The Barnardo’s scheme’s rules stated that uprating of benefits must be based on the “general index of retail prices or any replacement adopted by the trustees without prejudicing approval”. While the retail price index (RPI) continues to be published (i.e. not “replaced”), the Supreme Court found it is not open […]

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Wilmer Cutler negates Brussels losses with star hire

The Brussels office of Wilmer Cutler & Pickering has bounced back from last month’s partner losses with an impressive senior appointment The firm has taken on former head of the EU Competition Directorate and chairman of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) appeals tribunal Professor Ehlerman.The former WTO man joined the firm’s Brussels office as counsel […]

Orchards furthers NY plan by doubling partner count

City corporate law firm Orchards has almost doubled its partner capacity with the hire of five partners, including Halliwell Landau’s senior corporate partner, as it plans a move into New York Patrick Heffernan, who is based in Halliwells’ London office, will be joined by MCI WorldCom’s international employment counsel Lynne Burns and Richards Butler media […]

Rambaud Martel takes on Parisian professor

Rambaud Martel has hired Michele Voisset, professor of law at the University of Paris While holding her academic post, Voisset has also advised the French Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry.

Panel firms prepared for Zurich Commercial rejig

Law firms on Zurich Commercial’s law panel face an imminent shake-up The three-year contracts won by 16 firms in 1999 are due for a reappraisal. A spokesperson for Zurich said: “We can confirm that we’re reviewing the legal panel at the moment and we’re hoping to make a decision by the end of June.” Zurich […]

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As a nation, we are inclined to make things difficult for ourselves If keeping up appearances means working far beyond the call of duty, never taking a lunch break or taking work home, then so be it. Stiff upper lip and all that, what?You would think, then, that West Coast Americans would take the opposite […]

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