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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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Globalisation of businesses and the use of the internet as a communication norm have contributed to the growth in media deals and disputes. Bigger deals, resulting in mammoth media organisations, and the impact of new laws on businesses, are some of the challenges that lawyers faced in the year 2000. As the law rapidly changes […]

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The research used information provided by online legal information provider Lawtel. The statistics that relate to civil litigation only were obtained for all of The Lawyer’s top 100 law firms, but only those with five or more appearances are shown in the chart. An appearance is recorded for a judgment handed down between October 1999 […]

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The OFT is launching an attack on legal professional privilege following the publication of its long-awaited report into the professions. The report, looking at competitiveness among lawyers, accountants and architects, called on both the Law Society and the Bar Council to make faster progress on increasing competition. Trade & Industry secretary Stephen Byers backed the […]

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Tulkinghorn would like to raise a glass to those talented lawyers at Mishcon de Reya. The firm represents two winners of this year’s Brit Awards, Fatboy Slim and A1. Fatboy is the nice one married to Zoe Ball who used to be in The Housemartins before he got into car alarm music. Tulkinghorn doesn’t have […]

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