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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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CC fears further exits as Moscow lawyer leaves

The departure of a senior Russian capital markets lawyer from Clifford Chance’s Moscow office has sparked concerns that other staff may be about to leave. Clifford Chance is believed to have left other Moscow staff in the dark about the reasons for Tim Kibatullin’s departure. John Holmes, partner at the firm’s Moscow office, says: “One […]

Law Society sounds death knell for mutual fund

Until recently, the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) must have considered itself to be in a strong position to continue providing indemnity cover to the legal profession. Despite the barrage of criticism over blunders that led to its £454m shortfall, the Law Society expressed no intention of getting rid of the mutual fund. When pressed to […]

Leading family partner joins Withers

Leading family law practitioner Mark Harper is set to leave Anthony Gold Lerman & Muirhead, where he is currently head of the family department. Harper, pictured right, has been a partner at Anthony Gold for the past 12 years and has built up a substantial client base. He is leaving to join City-based firm Withers. […]

In brief: Bedfordshire Magistrates Court Committee

Bedfordshire Magistrates Court Committee’s proposal to close four local courts is to be reconsidered following an appeal by a member of Bedfordshire County Council. The decision taken on 15 December to consolidate Ampthill and Biggleswade magistrates courts with Bedford, and join Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard local courts with Luton, is now referred to the Lord […]

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