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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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Minister attacks rights directive over job losses

THE ACQUIRED Rights Directive is an example of European law which has “harmed competitiveness and destroyed jobs”, the Government said. Employment minister Phillip Oppenheim, who recently released a consultation document on the European Commission’s proposals to amend the directive, says it has caused “great uncertainty” for employers and staff. However, he said that although the […]

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Northumberland County Council has been successfully sued in the High Court by senior social worker John Walker. Unison solicitors, acting for Walker, claimed that an impossible workload, lack of staff and refusals to provide back-up by the council led to a stress-induced nervous breakdown. The High Court ruled the council was liable to damages for […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 22/11/94

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