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Jersey: The Trusts Law 2018 – An insight

By Siobhan Riley, Andreas Kistler The Trusts (Amendment No. 7) (Jersey) Law 2018 (the Amendment Law), which came into force on 8 June 2018, reÊnes and further enhances Jersey’s trusts legislation, the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 (the Law). Since its introduction in 1984, the Law has been amended and updated periodically, the last changes having been made […]

Trust legislation in Guernsey

By Russell Clark Much of Guernsey’s economic success over the past 50 years or so has been largely due to its adaptability and flexibility to react to changing market situations and conditions. This adaptability is no better illustrated than by the island’s willingness to amend and review legislation to ensure that it retains its position within […]

Jersey lodges the draft Taxation Law 201

Jersey has lodged the draft Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 201- (the “Law”). The Law, once adopted, is intended to meet the commitment made by Jersey to address certain concerns raised by the EU Code of Conduct Group on Business Taxation (the “Code Group”) in relation to the need for relevant businesses to […]

Bulgaria: Companies required to register their beneficial owners by February 2019

By Gergana Roussinova Companies have until 1 February 2019 to register their beneficial owners in the Bulgarian Commercial Register and Register for Non-profit Legal Persons (the “Commercial Register“). This obligation comes as a result of the adoption of a new Law on the measures against money laundering in March this year (the “AML Law“). Who is obligated under […]

Importance of prohibition on the collateral use of disclosed documents

By Sonia Tolaney, Sandy Phipps CPR 31.22 provides that disclosed documents may be used only for the purpose of the proceedings in which they were disclosed without the consent of the disclosing party or the Court’s permission. It is well established that this rule, known as the collateral use prohibition, applies both to the disclosed documents themselves […]

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Mourant Ozannes has completed work on the fundraising for a $1.2bn (£770m) space satellite programme aimed at providing internet connections to global developing markets. The offshore firm was the sole Jersey counsel to Jersey company O3b throughout its two-year fundraising programme. Investors and shareholders including HSBC, Google and the Development Bank of Southern Africa have […]

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Hausfeld will seek leave to appeal the Court of Appeal decision to dismiss a bid to bring a representative class action through the High Court. The ruling, given by Lord Justice Mummery on Friday (see story), struck a blow to the class action movement  and left many claimant lawyers wondering how consumer clients who are […]

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David Allen Green is an excellent blogger: I’ve greatly enjoyed reading Jack of Kent’s blog for a couple of years – I’ve left occasional comments and we’ve had a couple of Twitter exchanges.  He’s also done excellent pro bono work in a series of recent libel trials. But like most bloggers – and every lawyer […]

Seven make the partnership grade at Simpson

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has promoted seven lawyers to its partnership including London-based corporate associate Alvaro Gomez De Membrillera. The remainder of this year’s promotions are all based in Simpson’s New York office. They include a mix of corporate, litigation and real estate partners. De Membrillera focuses on private equity M&A and high-yield offering for […]

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