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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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Linklaters drops out of private deals top 10

Linklaters dropped out of the top 10 table for UK private takeovers last year, while the national firms, Pinsent Curtis and Dibb Lupton Alsop which have targeted such deals are still not there. Freshfields retained its crown at the top of the table last year, according to Acquisitions Monthly, and Lovell White Durrant came second. […]

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A CLIENT with his trousers around his ankles is the provocative image being peddled by an after-the-event insurance company to promote its product on the back of the Government’s plans for legal aid. Greystoke Legal Services has teamed up with 160 law firms on its panel to run the 12-week newspaper campaign to promote its […]

In brief: Sycamore calls for Turkish shooting inquiry

The president of the Law Society, Phillip Sycamore, has written to the Turkish prime minister, Mesut Yilmaz, to express the Law Society’s concern and dismay at the shooting of Akin Birdal, the president of the Human Rights Association of Turkey. Sycamore called for a full and impartial investigation into the attack on Birdal.

Hungary tightens its grip on foreign firms

The European Commission will meet the Hungarian government this week to discuss the new law proscribing the activities of foreign lawyers. The bill, passed by the Hungarian parliament last Tuesday, requires foreign firms to form an association with a local firm and share its premises. Foreign lawyers will not be allowed to practise Hungarian law. […]

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