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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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Titmuss Sainer Dechert represented French company Consodata SA on its £15.75m purchase of Consumer Access. As part of the sale, Arcadia Group sold off a 51 per cent stake in Consumer Access. An option agreement was drawn up for the sale of the remaining 49 per cent share in the company from Hugh Villers and […]

Clifford Chance appoints Frenchman as Paris head

Clifford Chance has appointed leading media and sports partner Yves Wehrli as managing partner of its Paris office. He is the first Frenchman to head the office, which he says shows the development of the local practice. “I think the aim has been to amplify the French side as much as possible,” he says. “We […]

Will merger reforms help or hinder?

The Department of Trade and Industry has proposed plans to reform merger regulation. This week the forum asks how they will change the way competition lawyers work. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is at the centre of a row over its proposed plans to reform merger regulation. The DTI proposes that the decision-making […]

Gregorys merges with neighbour

Central London firms Gregory Rowcliffe & Milners and Simmonds Church Smiles are merging. The new 18-partner firm will operate under Gregorys’ name. It will run from Gregorys’ Bedford Row premises and Simmonds’ Tunbridge Wells office. Gregorys’ managing partner John Anderson says the firm intends to expand its Anglo-German business, which it has built since merging […]

Property

Clifford Chance advised MEPC on the letting of two buildings at Ancells Business Park, Fleet. The 45,000 sq ft Fulmar House and Technology House buildings have been let to Parametric Technology (UK). Clifford Chance’s team included real estate assistant Angela Shepherd and construction assistant Bruno Spence. Ann Lewin, property partner at Trevor Robinson & Co, […]

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