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Draft guidance on economic substance in the crown dependencies

By Garry Manley, Andrew Weaver, Alison MacKrill On 26 April 2019 the governments of Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Jersey released a guidance note on the economic substance requirements that apply to certain companies in those jurisdictions. For further information on those requirements see our previous note. The publication of the guidance note follows […]

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