Changes to the rules on Bermuda status for children

The Government of Bermuda has recently introduced changes to assist with the process of verifying and obtaining Bermuda status for children born to parents of Bermudians, to help address concerns relating to so-called ‘mixed status families’.

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Trustee knowledge series: Advanced paper one: adding and excluding beneficiaries

Offshore trusts often include provision for the addition, appointment and removal of beneficiaries, to provide flexibility for the future and to “arm the trustees with a weapon which will enable them to consider all developments and respond to all future mishaps and disasters”. Without the benefit of a crystal ball, settlors cannot predict if a change in future circumstances may mean certain persons either need to be added to the class of beneficiaries or removed from the existing class. This paper is intended to give an overview of the relevant powers of addition and removal to be taken into account before exercising the powers and some of the common issues that may arise in relation to exercising the powers.

Virtual currency in Bermuda

In 2015, my colleague wrote a Legally Speaking column about virtual currencies in Bermuda, outlining how we were starting to hear about and experience them. The conversation focused more on the nature of virtual currencies, i.e. an asset without a physical form, and less on how virtual currencies could be integrated into Bermuda. The column […]

Why use Jersey entities in restructurings?

As the extension of various forbearance measures and fiscal support packages continues in response to the global pandemic, Appleby has seen an increase in structuring and restructuring activity. Corporates and corporate groups are using this time to “right size”, restructure existing debt and deploy other processes to secure sustainability and the long term future of […]

Further updates to the JFSC’s AML handbook

On 31 May 2021, the handbook for the prevention and detection of money laundering and the financing of terrorism for regulated financial services business (the AML Handbook) published by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) will be updated. The amendments are made as a direct result of the consultation undertaken by the JFSC in March […]

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European Access Plan: Your gateway to business in the EU

On 24 December 2020, the UK officially left the European Union and, under the Brexit agreement, is now a third country to the EU, outside both the single market and customs union. The change means that UK-EU cross-border business activities are now subject to a number of trade barriers, including adjusted and strengthened border controls and additional administrative work.

Costs risk in appeals from the Irish tax appeals commission

The Finance (Tax Appeals) Act, 2015 introduced a new architecture for the hearing and determination of tax appeals. Amongst other changes, the Tax Appeals Commission (the “TAC”) replaced the Appeal Commissioners, with appeals directly to the High Court only on question(s) of law arising from the TAC’s determination (a ‘case stated’), rather than to the Circuit Court on the basis of a full rehearing of the tax appeal.

EAEU Treaty on trademarks comes into effect

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Treaty on Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin of Goods came into effect on April 26, 2021. It serves as a foundation document for the formation of a regional system within EAEU territory.

Banking leaders discuss keeping pace with growth, digital transformation and driving operational efficiency

In a live webinar hosted by the Financial Times, Clare Hart, CEO of Williams Lea, joined two top operational leaders in the corporate and investment banking industry, David Sliney, Chief Operating Officer of investment bank, Stifel and Paul Poggi, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of specialist M&A advisor, Harris Williams, in a panel discussion on the intense pressure within corporate and investment banks to find better and more cost effective ways of running core support functions.

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