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Suspicious Minds: Guernsey's Anti-Money Laundering Regime
The background of the matter concerned a request by the principal beneficiary of a discretionary trust, to terminate the trust.
Guernsey
19 Aug 2019
2
The Revised Guernsey AML Handbook
The revised Handbook on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing (Handbook), issued by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC), came into operation on Monday 1 April 2019.
Guernsey
17 May 2019
3
Review Of 2018 Offshore Fund Disputes
Funds were very much in view in the offshore courts during 2018 with the high profile liquidations of Abraaj and Platinum Partners in the Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
8 Feb 2019
4
In The Courts: Trust Disputes
In Bermuda, the Supreme Court considered whether it has jurisdiction to require the directors of a corporate trustee to resign
Bermuda
7 Feb 2019
5
In The Courts: Insolvency & Restructuring
Many offshore jurisdictions have dug into the foundations of proposed winding-up petitions to determine if a winding-up is indeed appropriate.
Guernsey
7 Feb 2019
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In The Courts: Fund Disputes
Funds were very much in view in the offshore courts during 2018 with the high-profile liquidations of Abraaj and Platinum Partners in the Cayman Islands ...
Cayman Islands
7 Feb 2019
7
In The Courts: Companies
In Antow Holdings Limited v. Best Nation Investments Limited, a case concerning a challenge to the transfer of shares, the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal ...
British Virgin Islands
7 Feb 2019
8
In The Courts: Civil Procedure
When a Russian company brings a claim in the BVI against two Russian employees, employed under Russian law service agreements, it is perhaps not surprising that a forum challenge would ensue
British Virgin Islands
7 Feb 2019
9
In The Courts In 2018: An Appleby Review Of Offshore Court Decisions
Welcome to the latest issue of Appleby's annual "In The Courts" publication, a round-up of the most interesting decisions handed down by the courts of our offshore jurisdictions in 2018.
Cayman Islands
7 Feb 2019
10
Modernising Guernsey's Corporate Insolvency Law
The States of Guernsey have published draft legislation (the Draft Legislation) which recommends amendments to the current corporate insolvency legal regime contained within the Companies (Guernsey)
Guernsey
9 Jan 2019
11
The Rise Of The Lawbot?
Like most professions, the practice of law has been changed immeasurably by technology
Jersey
26 Sep 2018
12
Guernsey Court Of Appeal Hands Down Landmark Judgment In Relation To Hastings Bass Relief
On 20 June 2018 the Guernsey Court of Appeal handed down its eagerly awaited judgment in relation to the scope of the so-called rule in Hastings Bass.
Guernsey
28 Jun 2018
13
Reflections On R3
Anthony Williams, Mark Holligon and Gemma Whale from our Crown Dependencies Insolvency and Restructuring team attended last week's R3 Annual Conference in Portugal.
Guernsey
1 Jun 2018
14
Trusts And Protectors - Sham Trusts - An Update
In the case of Mezhprom v Pugachev [2017], the English High Court set aside five discretionary trusts established by a Russian oligarch.
Guernsey
12 Apr 2018
15
In The Courts In 2017: An Appleby Review Of Offshore Court Decisions
It is once again time for Appleby's round-up of significant decisions handed down by the courts of our various jurisdictions in the preceding year.
Worldwide
31 Jan 2018
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New Act Targets Facilitation Of Tax Evasion
On 27 April 2017, the Criminal Finances Act 2017 received Royal Assent. It is expected to come into effect in September 2017, and will introduce the new corporate criminal offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion.
Guernsey
29 Aug 2017
17
Guide To Recognition And Enforcement Of Foreign Judgments In Guernsey
Guernsey is a distinct jurisdiction from that of England and Wales with its own legal history, legal system and laws.
Guernsey
21 Mar 2016
18
Guide To Asset Freezing Injunctions In Guernsey
A major risk facing anyone bringing a claim is that the defendant will use the period between becoming aware of the claim and trial to dispose of or hide his assets, so that they will not be available to satisfy a judgment.
Guernsey
21 Mar 2016
19
Guide To Corporate Administration Orders In Guernsey
A number of recent cases, which have come before the Royal Court, demonstrate the flexible and pragmatic nature of the regime.
Guernsey
21 Mar 2016
20
Reform Of Guernsey's Corporate Insolvency Laws
As has been widely reported, the Commerce and Employment Department undertook a review of Guernsey's insolvency laws, both personal and corporate, with significant input from key stakeholders.
Guernsey
23 Feb 2016
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