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Significant Beneficial Ownership: MCA Releases Amended Rules

On 8 February 2019, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) released the Companies (Significant Beneficial Owners) Amendment Rules, 2019 (New SBO Rules) to revise and amend the Companies (Significant Beneficial Owners), 2018 (Old SBO Rules). The New SBO Rules have once again kick-started the process of requiring significant beneficial owners to start the reporting procedures. […]

Bermuda’s beneficial ownership registers and privacy: status update and further observations

Bermuda companies, limited liability companies and partnerships have until 30 April 2019 to update or verify beneficial ownership information under Bermuda’s ‘beneficial ownership legislation’. Bermuda’s central register of beneficial ownership information is held on the Bermuda Monetary Authority’s (BMA) “Integra portal”, a secure online registration and filing system. Currently, under Bermuda law, the information on […]

Trusts vs. Foundations: What are the deciding factors?

Trusts have been around for a long time. Their use in the context of succession and wealth planning as well as philanthropy is well established. Foundations, on the other hand, are relatively new (certainly to common law jurisdictions such as Jersey) and as a result there are fewer of them. However, they are being increasingly […]

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Coudert partner joins ICC arbitration court

Coudert Brothers’ Paris partner Michael Polkinghorne has been appointed to the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Polkinghorne joins colleague Jingzhou Tao, managing partner of the firm’s Beijing office, as a member of the court. His term commences on 1 January 2003.

Theodores rocked by double defection as corporate partners head to Salans

Theodore Goddard has been hit by two further departures in the torrent of partner defections that has hit the firm since the collapse of the Salans merger talks last year Corporate partners Graham Stedman and Paul Salmon are joining Salans hot on the heels of employment team Peter Cooke and Jane Bullen (The Lawyer, 2 […]

Corporate deals round-up

Memery Crystal (Lesley Gregory) has completed its first acquisition for Daniel Stewart & Company, the broker to Centurion Electronics, in connection with its AIM admission and share issue. Finers Stephens Innocent advised Centurion. Pinsent Curtis Biddle (Graham Middlemiss) has advised internet-based education provider Goal on its acquisition of the business and certain assets and liabilities […]

Sutti Milan eyes South and Central America

Studio Legale Sutti has launched a Latin desk at its head office in Milan to target markets in South and Central America Sutti is reviewing and expanding its best-friends network in the region. It already works with Argentinian firm Allende & Brea to advise Italian holders of Argentinian bonds in relation to the restructuring of […]

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