This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 19 April 2015

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Innovative new law opens Guernsey up to Artificial Intelligence

By Andrew Munro The newly enacted Electronic Transactions (Electronic Agents) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2019, which came into force on 1st March this year, signals a turning point in law for companies using Artificial Intelligence which itself represents an area of exponential growth and critical importance for future development in many areas and sectors worldwide. This exciting […]

CSSF on mandatory notifications in a no-deal Brexit context

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Economic substance laws: the private wealth context

By Richard Laignel  Recently as part of on-going international initiatives, a large number of international finance centres (including Jersey, Guernsey, BVI and Cayman) have passed new laws requiring companies which are tax resident in such centres and also conducting certain types of activities to demonstrate that they have an adequate level of physical substance and […]

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