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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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Hammonds partners have returned from their biennial partners’ conference committed to continuing with the strategy set down in April. Partners claimed that there was a buoyant mood within Hammonds as the firm’s partnership board made the decision not to renew the current 14-month lock-in when it comes to an end on 30 June. The firm’s […]

Phillips Fox becomes DLA Phillips Fox

Phillips Fox has adopted the DLA moniker as part of its entry into the DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary alliance. The firm will rebrand as DLA Phillips Fox when its becomes a member of DLA Piper Group later this year. Tony Crawford, Phillips Fox chief executive said: “The creation of DLA Phillips Fox is our […]

EU hands Kosovo €2m grant to help create functioning judiciary

The EU is spending €2m on helping to reform the judiciary of Kosovo as the province moves towards independence. Final status talks are expected this year or next to make Kosovo a fully fledged state, instead of being overseen by the United Nations as it is at present. International administrators want to establish a properly […]

Ireland gallops ahead

Despite a mountain of new legislation, asset managers are showing little reticence about establishing new investment products domiciled in Ireland, says Brian McDermott The Irish investment funds industry has been particularly busy throughout 2005 and early 2006 with the introduction of numerous legal and regulatory initiatives at both local and EU levels. The European Commission’s […]

Sprayregen’s exit rattles Kirkland

There was upset at Kirkland & Ellis this month when the firm was rocked by the departure of Chicago-based restructuring superstar James Sprayregen. Sprayregen, who was lead counsel in United Airlines mammoth Chapter 11 restructuring and has been with Kirkland for 16 years, will leave the firm early next month to take up a non-legal […]

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