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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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Gold choice for Herbert Smith litigation head

Herbert Smith has elected David Gold as its new head of litigation. Gold, a partner at Herbert Smith since 1983, succeeds current litigation head Harry Anderson on 1 April 2003. Gold takes up the post with a string of high-profile litigations to his name. He recently successfully represented Fruit Shippers, the holding firm for the […]

Fishburn Morgan Cole bails out of its three-year merger

Morgan Cole and Fishburn Boxer have admitted defeat in their efforts to make their 1999 merger work and have opted to go their separate ways The niche London insurance practice, which has been trading as Fishburn Morgan Cole, will regain its independence, despite Morgan Cole partners stumping up considerable funds to cover costs at the […]

Maclays creates two roles in management shake-up

Leading Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens has undergone a management shake-up to introduce a corporate management structure It has resulted in two new posts: executive chairman and chief executive. Michael Walker, currently the firm’s managing partner, will be appointed as executive chairman, while Magnus Swanson will become chief executive. Both posts will be effective […]

Cayman corporate ace starts up new firm

The founding partner of Walkers, a leading Cayman Islands firm, has launched his own firm on the island, named Stuarts William Walker is understood to have hired lawyers from the small Caymans firm CS Gill & Co, as well as his son, who has spent a short time at Walkers. He has also been advertising […]

Hewitsons hires Minter Ellison IP specialist

Cambridge-based Hewitson Becke + Shaw has hired intellectual property partner Mark Elmslie from Minter Ellison in Australia Elmslie spent 12 years in London, including three years as partner with Finers Stephens Innocent, before returning to his native Australia in 2000 to become special counsel to the IP group of Minter Ellison. “Clients are increasingly realising […]

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