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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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Coffey Graham swells London IT sector

The London IT legal market has a new entrant in the form of Coffey Graham, a two-partner firm, which launched last week. Founders Rory Graham and Robert Coffey hail from Morgan Lewis and Baker & McKenzie respectively. Graham’s clients include Disney, 3 and Orange. Coffey said: “We feel that the ­synergy between our transactional and […]

Heller City corporate partners to join Orrick

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Magic circle, Latham advise in £7.3bn Barclays injection

Clifford Chance has advised long-standing client Barclays on a £7.3bn cash injection by investors to avoid nationalisation. Barclays long-term adviser Guy Norman led the team for Barclays together with financial institutions partner Chris Bates, corporate partner Patrick Sarch and securities partner Simon Sinclair. The largest single cash injection came from Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al […]

Freshfields wins restructuring roles on McCarthy, Nicholson

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has pushed aside DLA Piper to win key roles on restructuring almost £2bn of debt resulting from the acquisition of two real estate companies at the height of the property boom. DLA Piper represented the buyers of McCarthy & Stone for £1.1bn in 2006 and Crest Nicholson for £715m in 2007. Both […]

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