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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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Bermuda fraud hearing costing u100,000 a day

A fraud case in Bermuda is believed to be costing u100,000 a day, making it possibly the most expensive case in Commonwealth legal history. Sources close to the Bermuda Fire & Marine Insurance fraud litigation on the island are astonished at the mounting costs. The case, which began in May and is expected to last […]

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Home secretary Jack Straw (pictured), whose condemnation of travellers makes Prince Philip’s gaffes look like the height of diplomacy. Straw has been reported to the police and the Commission for Racial Equality after accusing travellers – legally classed as gypsies under Home Office rules – of burgling, thieving, breaking into cars and defecating in doorways. […]

Clifford Chance advises on rebuilding of Kosovo

Clifford Chance is sending lawyers to Kosovo to help the region get back on its feet. Jeremy Carver, head of the firm’s international law group, has got the go-ahead from the United Nations Mission in Kosovo for an internet project to support the rebuilding process. Carver says: “One of the first projects was to develop […]

Millennium appeal to be rushed through

Roger Pearson reports on a last-minute hearing hoping to clear the way for the funding of a millennium park in Liverpool. The start of an appeal expected to last two days has been set for 25 August in one of the fastest cases to pass through the courts recently. The case involves a last-minute bid […]

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