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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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Shaw Pittman targets high tech work with LA merger

Shaw Pittman is set to take a firmer grip on the Los Angeles technology market by merging with Klein & Martin. Klein & Martin is a three-partner Los Angeles-based firm that has a longstanding relationship with Shaw Pittman, forged by Bill Peters, a partner responsible for the operation of the Los Angeles office, and Clara […]

Firms wait on MoD's choice for Scotland

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is choosing a law firm to handle its provision of all legal services in Scotland. According to an MoD spokesman, the decision, based on a tendering process, should be announced in the next two weeks. The successful firm will advise the MoD on all its Scottish affairs for five years.Scottish […]

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“We’re all going on a summer holiday, no more working for a week or two,” sang the great Sir Cliff back in 1963 (Mrs Tulkinghorn remains a lifelong admirer of his work). But at a modern law firm there’s no time to just bum around for a couple of weeks, so SJ Berwin decided to […]

Davenport closes three film deals

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