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This briefing forms part of our series on identifying relevant activity for the purposes of the Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 2019 (the “ESJL”), in this case holding company business. Identifying Holding Company Business (“HCB”) The ESJL defines HCB as “the business of being a holding company”, which suggests it applies to all […]

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Z trusts judgment: whose rights take priority when a trust is insolvent? Jersey’s Court of Appeal has handed down its long awaited judgment in the Z Trusts case. The decision considers important questions regarding the equitable rights of a former trustee, and whether those rights have priority over the rights of other claimants to the […]

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