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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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Charles Russell takes Yamana Gold from AIM to LSE

Charles Russell has scored a role advising Canada’s Yamana Gold on its graduation from AIM to the London Stock Exchange’s main market. Led by corporate finance head Simon Gilbert, a team made up of solicitors Adam Carling and Ruth Morrow worked alongside Mark Bennett, Andrea Fitzgerald and Sofia Tsakos of Canadian firm Cassels Brock and […]

Norton Rose beats A&O to advise UK-Netherlands electricity tie-up

Norton Rose has scooped the advisory role for a multimillion-pound tie-up between the UK’s National Grid and Dutch electricity supplier TenneT. The deal, which will need an investment of e600m (£406.69m), will see BritNed Development construct a new interconnector between the National Grid and TenneT. The 260km subsea link will provide energy to the UK […]

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Banking & Finance: Sukuk succour

It’s not just pro-Muslim sentiment that is fuelling the emerging Islamic finance market, Government legislation is lending a helping hand too. By Farmida Bi As law firms and investment banks stampede into the Gulf, the UK Government continues to legislate to support the City’s claim to be the international centre for Islamic finance. But against […]

DLA Piper confirms Munich entrance

DLA Piper is set to add to its empire of offices with a launch in Munich, in a bid to crack the German IP/IT market. As first reported by The Lawyer last June, DLA Piper has been looking to add Munich to its German network of offices in Cologne, Hamburg and Frankfurt. German managing partner […]

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