This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 7 December 2014

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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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Former Linklaters corporate chief Jeremy Parr to become Jardine Matheson GC

Linklaters’ former global corporate head Jeremy Parr is to become general counsel at trading company Jardine Matheson Holdings, replacing outgoing Giles White who is to retire at the end of July 2015. White has been at the Hong Kong-headquartered company since he replaced retiring Jonathan Gould in 2009, and was previously Asia managing partner for […]

DLA Piper appoints two real-estate lawyers to Perth and Brisbane offices

DLA Piper has announced the appointment of two real-estate lawyers to its partnership. Eagul Faigen and Tim Mathers join the firm from Norton Rose Fulbright and Herbert Smith Freehills respectively, and will commence in the firm’s Perth and Brisbane offices on 2 February 2015. Faigen advises on large-scale capital transactions, real-estate developments and complex high-end […]

Eversheds sponsors Trinity College Charity Fashion Show

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