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Like any other undertaking which has a real presence in Jersey, a family office will need to consider whether a business licence is required for its operations prior to it setting up in Jersey. Where there is a real presence in Jersey, and the family office is employing staff in Jersey then under most circumstances, […]

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By Oliver Lawrence Introduction When should two developments be treated as one for the purposes of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations 2017 (“the EIA Regulations”)? The existence or approval of other developments can determine whether an Environmental Statement is required of a planning application and what that Environmental Statement should contain. These are important questions […]

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A. INTRODUCTION When goods are accidentally lost or damaged during an international sales contract is being performed, the question is; who shall bear this loss? Is it the seller, the buyer or the carrier? United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods 1980 (“CISG”) is a United Nations treaty that provides applicable […]

Disclosure Requirement of Public Joint Stock Company

To provide accurate information for investors operating in Turkey, public disclosure of the necessary information has a great importance for the continuation of the functioning of the capital market in a fair and competitive environment. Thus, the procedures and principles regarding Public Disclosure of Publicly-Held Joint Stock Companies are regulated in detail in both Article […]

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