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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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Moves roundup: 13 January 2009

Reading firm Boyes Turner has taken on ­banking partner John Barker from Osborne Clarke to head up its ­banking and finance group. Barker said: “I’m delighted to be joining such a dynamic and ­ambitious firm that has its sights set on becoming the region’s premier law firm.” Move of the week Reading firm Boyes Turner […]

Opinion: a civil approach to insider dealing could reap dividends

Tony Woodcock, commercial litigation partner, Stephenson Harwood The rarity of successful criminal insider dealing prosecutions has resulted in some criticism of the Financial Services ­Authority (FSA) for its handling of the case of Richard Ralph. Ralph had ­confessed to the FSA that he had bought shares in a company of which he was the chairman […]

Cadwalader bankruptcy chief joins Greenberg

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has lost two bankruptcy partners, including its co-chair of restructuring Bruce Zirinsky, to Greenberg Traurig. Zirinsky will join Greenberg with fellow bankruptcy partner John Bae, despite the promise of a place on the firm’s management committee later this month. “Bruce has been trying to get on the committee for years,” said […]

UK promotions down at DLA Piper

DLA Piper has cut the number of UK lawyers being promoted to its partnership by 20 per cent in the latest round, with 16 making the grade compared to 20 in 2008. There were eight new partners created in London, the lowest figure in three years and down from 12 last year. In Manchester, where […]

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