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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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Sema poaches legal head from rival

Global IT services company Sema told The Lawyer in November it was looking for a lawyer to fill the position as part of a shake-up. Chief legal counsel and company secretary Nick Deeming said he wanted to introduce a clear management structure into the department. Loughrey will manage 10 UK-based lawyers and answer directly to […]

Eversheds wins Welsh contract

Eversheds has won a three-year contract to be sole legal adviser to the National Assembly for Wales. The firm was up against four unnamed rivals to win the prestigious contract, which involves advising on matters relating to employment, equal opportunities, health and safety, property and land-related issues, commercial law, procurement and litigation. Eversheds will also […]

Solicitors bleeding NHS of millions, says report

A report commissioned by the Department of Health has attacked solicitors for costing the health service millions of pounds a year. A three-year pilot study shows that far fewer cases are being referred to mediation than expected. It blames the reluctance of lawyers to use mediation and insufficient experience of the process in some of […]

Denton Wilde hit by Tokyo collapse

Denton Wilde Sapte has been left reeling after the collapse of Denton Hall’s Tokyo office, as revealed on The Lawyer’s website (26 January). Herbert Smith has raided the office and is establishing its first operation in the city. Managing partner David Lewis, the only partner in the office, is taking 10 assistants and support staff […]

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