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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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Scots society tackles host of reforms

THE LAW Society of Scotland starts the new year with a full agenda of law reform and professional practice issues. THE LAW Society of Scotland starts the new year with a full agenda of law reform and professional practice issues. Talks also continue between the society and Faculty of Advocates on the troubled issue of […]

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Appeal over B&C sale begins

This week the Court of Appeal will hear appeals by Quadrex Holdings and Samuel Montagu & Co arising out of their long running litigation with British & Commonwealth Holdings (B&C). The appeal is expected to occupy the court for at least three months. The appeals arise out of the abortive sale by B&C to Quadrex […]

Police paperwork cuts planned planned

Cutting red tape in the criminal justice system is the aim of a Home Office initiative, with particular attention paid to reducing administrative burdens on the police. An ‘efficiency scrutiny’ team of police officers, lawyers, and civil servants from the Home Office, Lord Chancellor’s Department, and Crown Prosecution Service is being formed to carry out […]

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