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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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Avis in moves against Truckpoint

Avis Rent-a-Car has issued proceedings against Truckpoint, its former licensee in Southwark in South London, claiming an injunction and damages. Truckpoint is alleged to have continued to hold itself out as an Avis Rent-a-Car licensee after the termination of its licence in June this year.

Wright swaps Pitmans for Penningtons

Thames Valley firm Pitmans has parted company with salaried commercial partner Rupert Wright, who is now working at Penningtons in Newbury. Wright’s departure follows the loss, this year, of four other partners – three in the intellectual property department. The firm is also losing Wendy Lefkin an assistant in the IP section who is joining […]

Berrymans sponsors liability research

London law firm Berrymans is funding the first academic research into liability for industrial pollution in the European Union. The project is run at the Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics and Society at Mansfield College. Partner Sarah Shemmings says: “A capitalist society needs the safety net of insurance, and it cannot afford to price […]

Social policy vs free market

I refer to a recent Litigator’s View (The Lawyer, 16 June). Jonathan Moore of Hammond Suddards suggests that the case brought by Tommy Hilfiger against Tesco relates to exhaustion of trade mark rights, a general issue which was tackled on 16 July when the European Court of Justice gave judgment in the Silhouette case. We […]

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