Arrested overseas? Early intervention by a criminal defence lawyer can make all the difference

There are few things more disturbing than being involved in a criminal incident abroad. Few people go on holiday and expect to face arrest, but should this happen, for whatever reason, you may have to deal with the language barrier, unfamiliar procedures, isolation and court appearance.

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If you have assets abroad, leave a will not a muddle for your loved ones

One of the biggest lessons that the coronavirus pandemic has taught us is to keep our affairs in order and prepare for the unexpected as few people would have predicted the sudden rise and devastating fatal effect of the pandemic on so many people including many younger individuals.

EU citizens living in the UK – have you applied for settled status?

Following the UK’s final exit from the European Union on 31 December 2020, a period of grace was in place for EU citizens living in the UK allowing EU residence cards to continue to be valid until 30 June 2021, after which they will no longer be effective. In order to remain living legally in the UK an application must be made for pre-settled status or settled status. However, there are only eleven weeks left to the cut-off date.

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The economic substance requirements for Jersey partnerships

The Taxation (Partnerships – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 202- was lodged with the States Assembly on 18 May 2021 and, if passed, is expected to come into effect from 1 July 2021 (with a six month transition period to 1 January 2022 for partnerships established before 1 July 2021).

Tokenized copyrights: Linking an NFT to a copyright licence

In our last report on the NFT (Non-fungible tokens) self-experiment “Formulating a smart contract and minting an NFT”, we looked at what data is packed in a freshly minted NFT. In principle, it is possible to include an entire data set of an artwork (i.e. in our case the GIF) in an NFT and thus on the blockchain. We also pointed out that in our self-experiment we did not only link to the digital artwork but also attached a limited usage licence to the NFT (in the metadata; because otherwise the buyer of an NFT in general will not own any intellectual property respectively rights of exploitation or use to the artwork connected to the NFT).

Virtual Asset Service Providers become subject to registration requirements and AML/CTF obligations

On 23 April 2021, provisions of the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) were transposed into Irish Law by the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2021 (CJA 2021), which amends the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010 (CJA 2010). Please see our recent briefing for analysis of changes introduced by 5AMLD: New Irish Anti-Money Laundering Rules.

Child maintenance: traps for the unwary

For parents, the child maintenance system can seem a vast and complicated system of ropes and pulleys for something they expect should be straightforward.

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