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Carey Olsen has acted in a successful application to the Jersey Royal Court, in which the Court showed its willingness to provide certainty and protection to security trustees who are looking to enforce Jersey security interests. The application was the first of its type in the context of Jersey security enforcement. While there is no […]

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The Guernsey Revenue Service has today announced some amendments to Guernsey’s economic substance legislation. Guernsey’s economic substance legislation is contained in The Income Tax (Substance Requirements) (Implementation) Regulations, 2018, as amended (the Regulations), which took effect in Guernsey on 1 January 2019. Broadly, the Regulations apply to companies that are tax resident in Guernsey and […]

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The General Counsel Barometer 2019, published with The Lawyer, shows that GCs are expected to play a more strategic role in their organisations, a trend that has increased since it was reported in the General Counsel Barometer 2017. The study explores how the role of a GC has changed to adapt to the evolving complexities […]

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