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Significant Beneficial Ownership: MCA Releases Amended Rules

On 8 February 2019, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) released the Companies (Significant Beneficial Owners) Amendment Rules, 2019 (New SBO Rules) to revise and amend the Companies (Significant Beneficial Owners), 2018 (Old SBO Rules). The New SBO Rules have once again kick-started the process of requiring significant beneficial owners to start the reporting procedures. […]

Bermuda’s beneficial ownership registers and privacy: status update and further observations

Bermuda companies, limited liability companies and partnerships have until 30 April 2019 to update or verify beneficial ownership information under Bermuda’s ‘beneficial ownership legislation’. Bermuda’s central register of beneficial ownership information is held on the Bermuda Monetary Authority’s (BMA) “Integra portal”, a secure online registration and filing system. Currently, under Bermuda law, the information on […]

Trusts vs. Foundations: What are the deciding factors?

Trusts have been around for a long time. Their use in the context of succession and wealth planning as well as philanthropy is well established. Foundations, on the other hand, are relatively new (certainly to common law jurisdictions such as Jersey) and as a result there are fewer of them. However, they are being increasingly […]

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The Government v The Guardian and The Observer. The newspapers’ lawyers accused the Government of using oppressive tactics to prevent them reporting allegations of abuse of power by MI6. The papers are challenging a March ruling by Judge Martin Stephens which ordered them to give police any emails or notes they may have relating to […]

Martineaus launches e-business network

Martineau Johnson is launching a website aimed at matching high-tech entrepreneurs with venture capitalists. The website, Go4dosh, is designed to allow those with ideas but a lack of funding to place a summary of their business plan on the internet. Potential investors can then be put in touch with them by contacting the firm. Martineau […]

A VIEW FROM DUBAI

Dubai is the commercial centre of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) located on the southern shore of the Arabian Gulf. It is the second largest of the seven Emirates which make up the UAE with Abu Dhabi being the capital. The seven Emirates were British protectorates between 1892 and 1971. On the British withdrawal, the […]

The Italian job

Fine wines, fashion and food to die for are just a few of the attractions which might tempt the downtrodden rain-drenched UK lawyer to ditch the City in favour of la dolce vita. But aside from the lure of palatial offices just a car ride away from the lakes and mountains of Italy and temperatures […]

Litigator’s View

Duncan Wiggetts reports on the BBC’s attempts to protect its reputation in sports broadcasting BBC v talkSPORT In an important decision in June, Justice Blackburne drew a line in the sand on the ambit of “protectable goodwill”. The learned judge did so by refusing to grant injunctive relief to the BBC to stop talkSPORT using […]

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