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Guernsey’s Handbook on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing revised

On 12 March 2019, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) published the final version of the revised Handbook on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing(the Handbook). The revisions to the rules and guidance in the Handbook, together with the revised legislation (the new Schedule 3 to the Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, […]

Activities requiring data protection impact assessment under Luxembourg law

By Anne-Gaëlle Delabye, Bertrand Géradin, Tara Kapur The Luxembourg National Data Protection Commission (Commission nationale pour la protection des données, CNPD) has published a list of processing operations which require a mandatory data protection impact assessment in accordance with article 35 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). What is a data protection impact assessment […]

New property transfer tax law

By Branimir Rajšić As of 1 January 2019, a new Property Transfer Tax Law is applicable for the transfer of property in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, and the entire Sarajevo Canton (published in the Official Gazette of the Sarajevo Canton no. 28/18). The new law regulates tax issues on real estate transfers, as well […]

Contribution regulation for company managers

By Branimir Rajšić Under the new Contributions Act, mandatory insurance now covers management board members, executive directors and liquidators in companies, unless they have mandatory insurance on another basis. When appointed to those functions (even when not employed), they are obliged to pay contributions on a monthly basis. This obligation includes contributions for pension insurance […]

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In brief: Exodus of three from Fladgate Fielder

Fladgate Fielder is set to lose three senior members from its institutional property team to Charles Russell, following disagreements over strategy. All three, Lynn Povey, Ian Fisher and Juliusz Wodzianski, are partners. No date has yet been set for their departure.

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 3/2/98

Rebecca Elvira Jones, 40, admitted 1983, practising at material time as assistant solicitor in firm of John Hodge Nichols Strickland in Queen’s Square, Bristol, and subsequently employed by Avon County Council and Bristol City Council, fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £943 costs. Allegations substantiated she failed to reply to letters from other solicitors and […]

A tax cloud with a silver lining?

Michael Simmons says planned tax changes for the legal profession will pose problems but will also present opportunities. Michael Simmons is a partner at Finers. The Inland Revenue’s insistence on equal tax treatment of professional partnerships with corporate business ignores certain realities. The search for a level playing field could have damaging consequences. Every system […]

In brief: Stell promoted to managing partner

Bradford solicitors Last Cawthra Feather partner Simon Stell (pictured right), has been appointed as managing partner of the firm. Stell joined Last Cawthra Feather last February from Hammond Suddards, where he was a partner in the litigation department.

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