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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 […]

Supreme Court’s refusal on Barnardo’s switching to CPI

By Ian J Gordon, Simon Davies, Chris Edwards-Earl The Barnardo’s scheme’s rules stated that uprating of benefits must be based on the “general index of retail prices or any replacement adopted by the trustees without prejudicing approval”. While the retail price index (RPI) continues to be published (i.e. not “replaced”), the Supreme Court found it is not open […]

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Government overhaul leaves Portugal’s PFI sector in turmoil

The Portuguese PFI market, a source of rich pickings for UK lawyers, has hit a hiatus after December’s sacking of the centre-right government. The regime, led by Pedro Santana Lopes, had been in office for only six months before Portuguese president Jorge Sampaio dismissed the government and called for early elections. The intervening period has […]

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Camerons trying to make the (investment) gradeCMS Cameron McKenna can be thankful for Danske Bank’s European repositioning, as its December figures were boosted by not one but two hefty deals. National Australia Bank used the firm on its £967m disposal of Northern Bank and National Irish Bank in mid-December, when Danske tapped long-time advisers Mayer […]

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