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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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Mission to Estonia

Gloucestershire-based firm Bretherton Price Elgoods has continued to cement its special relationship with the new Baltic state of Estonia with a four-day trade mission organised in conjunction with the Estonian Embassy. The visit, which kicked off last Wednesday, is a reciprocal gesture after Raul Malk enjoyed a successful visit to the county earlier this year. […]

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A “COMMON position” on the establishment rights of lawyers will probably be reached by the European Council of Ministers Working Group on the Lawyers’ Establishment Directive by the end of May, according to the international director of the Law Society, Jonathan Goldsmith. The directive, which was overwhelmingly approved by the European Parliament in June last […]

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Election 97/women. New Labour, new legal challenge

Presuming Labour wins the coming General Election with an overall majority, the way the profession works and the income of its practitioners is likely be radically affected. One of Prime Minister Blair’s first appointments will be his Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine of Lairg. Paul Boateng would initially become minister for the Lord Chancellors Department, with […]

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