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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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PLP guide to community care 'labyrinth'

THE PUBLIC Law Project (PLP) has put together a briefing document to lead lawyers through the “legal labyrinth” of community care. The guide may mean that more unlawful local authority decisions are challenged. Experts in public law say the “loose legal framework” of community care will inevitably spawn potential challenges. The Community Care Act 1990 […]

Corporate

Libra Chemicals Holdings was advised by Addleshaws Sons & Latham in the merger of Libra Chemicals, advised by Grundy Kershaw, and Revchem, its shareholders being advised by Slater Heelis. Investment funds were provided by 3i Group, advised by Dibb Lupton Broomhead , and Greater Manchester County Superannuation Fund, and working capital by Barclays Bank, advised […]

DERIVATIVE CASES

IN the US the recent filing of cases by Gibson Greeting Cards and Procter & Gamble against Bankers Trust, for damages suffered from derivative products, implies that derivative instrument cases require expert testimony. However, my experience of derivative instrument litigation is that technical issues that arise in these cases are not impenetrable. As in other […]

Bar aims to expand arbitration role

Nick Hilborne reports; As the Woolf review considers ways of unblocking the civil litigation log jam, the advantages of arbitration are being more widely discussed. The Bar Council has launched Western Circuit Arbitration, a project aimed at propelling arbitration into the mainstream of civil litigation. The new scheme’s administrator, Robert Hill, says: “Until now arbitration […]

Harris for President

Newbury District Council’s director of legal and administrative services, Mike Harris, has been elected as the new president of the Association of District Secretaries. In his election speech to the association’s annual conference last month Harris said he hoped to continue the progress made by his predecessors who had raised the profile of district secretaries. […]

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