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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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In brief: Desperately seeking former solicitor

The High Court in London has granted unprecedented leave to serve a notice of bankruptcy petition against an untraceable former solicitor, by advertisement in the legal press. The action brought against William Relton, former head of William Relton & Co, relates to unpaid fees to legal recruitment consultancy Charles Fellowes Partnership. The notice has been […]

Financing

Allen & Overy acted for ABN Amro, Bank of America and UBS in arranging a £1.25bn syndicated loan for Entergy Power UK to fund its acquisition of London Electricity. Entergy was advised on the loan by Clifford Chance.

Senior partners found guilty

TWO SENIOR partners at the collapsed Liverpool firm Deacon Goldrein Green have been found guilty of using client funds for their own purposes and withholding information from the Legal Aid Board. A solicitors’ disciplinary tribunal last week found Andrew MacFarlane and Alan Sprince guilty of conduct unbefitting to a solicitor after hearing how the firm […]

College go-ahead breathes new life into education PFI

Lawyers are hoping the education private finance initiative (PFI) blockage will be freed up with the first signing of a further education project this month. Robert Pirrie, head of the PFI unit at Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens, believes the deal he helped structure for Falkirk College will act as a blueprint for other […]

Property

In-house lawyer Suzanne Chase represented building materials retailer Wickes in its sale and lease back of two stores to Guardian Nominees, advised by Slaughter and May. Guernsey firm Wedlake Bell McKean acted for Henderson Real Estate Strategy, which sold the freehold of one of the stores to Wickes before Wickes sold it on.

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