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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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What time do you usually leave the office? Between 7pm and 8pm, but phone calls and emails can go on late into the night with US clients. What was your first-ever job?  Hospital porter, sometimes transporting bodies to the morgue. Working with lifeless souls was excellent training for attending drinks parties at certain accounting firms. […]

Top Scottish QC joins Blackstone

Scotland’s leading barrister Richard Keen QC is set to take up membership with Blackstone Chambers. As dean of the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland, Keen effectively heads the Scottish bar. He has been involved in some of the UK’s top cases, including successfully defending Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah, who was accused of orchestrating the Lockerbie […]

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MoFo posts rises in revenue and PEP

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has become the latest US firm to post year-end financial results that reveal a marginal increase in total revenue coupled with a significant hike in average profit per equity partner (PEP). Gross revenue at the West Coast firm grew by 5 per cent last year to $930.6m while PEP was up […]

Weil hires Willkie’s Faugérolas for Paris corporate push

Weil Gotshal & Manges has hired corporate big-hitter Laurent Faugérolas from Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s Paris office. Faugérolas’s appointment brings the number of partners in Weil’s French office to 18. At Willkie Farr Faugérolas advised on a number of high-profile deals, including acting for Sanofi-Synthélabo shareholder Total on its €57.7bn (£38.6bn) acquisition of Aventis in […]

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Revealed: the gender pay gulf dividing UAE counsel

Gulf-based male in-house lawyers can earn twice as much as their female counterparts, with top-earning men pocketing as much as £34,000 each month, according to a recent survey conducted by Elizabeth Williams Search. Top-end remuneration packages for male counsel with 12-15 years’ PQE in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries is up to UAED200,000 (£34,080) per […]

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