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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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McGrigors stocks up on flotations

The corporate team at McGrigors tucked away 11, primarily AIM, flotations in six months, despite a turbulent year which saw the exit of three legacy KLegal partners. The eleventh deal came on 5 August with the introduction to AIM of the Toronto-based technology company Azure Dynamics Corporation. McGrigors advised stockbrokers Bridgewell on the deal, with […]

CC salaried partner revolt wins promotion shake-up

Partnership ballot on second gateway to equity abolished; three-year track rolled out worldwide Clifford Chance salaried partners have scored a victory over their status as the firm prepares to introduce a simplified system for reaching equity. The new process arrives after months of consultation, led by partner John Barnard, following a backlash from salaried partners […]

Partnership: the paths to the top

The route to partnership is increasingly unpredictable, says Hilary Spicer If you were to question most junior solicitors about their career goals and ambitions, making partner would feature high on their list of priorities. How best to achieve this elusive goal is an increasingly difficult question to answer. A turbulent economy, together with the year-on-year […]

BPP Law School outstrips parent company in interim results

The parent company of BPP Law School, has announced flat profits in its interim results, despite a strong performance by its law division. Pre-tax profit at the professional education group for the six months ended 30 June was £5.54m, a marginal decrease on the £5.55m recorded over the same period last year. The law division, […]

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