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The Right Of Privilege Against Self-Incrimination: Volaw v Comptroller Of Taxes
A recent Privy Council decision relating to long-running Jersey proceedings (Volaw –v- Comptroller of Taxes [2019] UKPC 29) provides clarification on the extent to which a party to an action may resist disclosure notices...
23 Aug 2019
The Latest Interpretation Of The Illegality Defence In The Cayman Islands
In the long-awaited decision of Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi and Brothers Company ('AHAB') v SAAD Investments Company Limited (In Official Liquidation) (SICL) and Others,[1] the Cayman Court ('the Court')
Cayman Islands
14 Mar 2019
Channel Islands Funds Quarterly Legal And Regulatory Update Q2 2018: 1 April - 30 June 2018
On 11 June 2018, the JFSC published Consultation No. 4 2018: Enhancements to Investment Business Regime.
12 Jul 2018
Mcmafia, Tax Neutrality And Compliance Officers: The Jersey Funds Story
So, who was watching the BBC drama, McMafia? Poor Alex Godman; drawn into the murky world of international crime and (spoiler alert) ending up facilitating money laundering by accepting a subscription ...
13 Mar 2018
At A Glance Guide To The UK Criminal Finances Act
Since 30 September 2017, two new criminal offences relevant to the offshore world have been in force under the UK Criminal Finances Act.
19 Oct 2017
Channel Islands Funds Quarterly Legal And Regulatory Update - 1 July 2017 To 30 September 2017
Following the Petya/NotPetya ransomware attacks which took place at the end of June...
17 Oct 2017
A Fortnight To Go: Are You Ready For The Criminal Finances Act 2017?
In preparation for the UK's Criminal Finances Act 2017, and in particular the new corporate criminal offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion which comes into effect on 30 September 2017...
21 Sep 2017
In Your Court: Offshore Dispute Resolution Review July 2017
Reforms of Jersey's litigation rules came into force on 1 June. Counsel Nicola Roberts from our Jersey Dispute Resolution team looks at the key developments.
8 Aug 2017
Funds Quarterly Legal And Regulatory Update - 1 April 2017 To 30 June 2017
In June 2017, the Government of Jersey published a survey inviting local businesses from all industries to provide their views on Brexit and the potential impact it might have on them.
25 Jul 2017
UK General Election Hasnt Side-tracked New Failure To Prevent Facilitation Of Tax Evasion Law
Election fever shouldn't lead businesses to lose sight of their responsibilities under the new Criminal Finances Act 2017.
21 Jun 2017
Jersey's Strategic Focus On High Quality Regulation Continues To Yield Dividends
While the Panama Papers made headlines about the offshore world, the reality for Jersey was that the work that has been done to carve ourselves a role as a financial services centre...
13 Apr 2017
A Worldwide Freezing Injunction Sails Towards The Cayman Courts – What To Expect And What It Means
In an action brought in Florida in January 2017, Eike Batista, once the seventh richest man in the world...
Cayman Islands
29 Mar 2017
New EU Market Abuse Regime And Listing Debt Securities On The International Stock Exchange (TISE, Formerly Known As The Channel Islands Securities Exchange Or CISE)
Regulation 596/2014 on market abuse (MAR) and Directive 2014/57/EU on criminal sanctions for market abuse (CSMAD, together with MAR, the New EU Market Abuse Regime) apply in EU Member States from 3 July 2016.
16 Mar 2017
Cayman Directors Blog Series: Responding To Fraud Or Alleged Fraud In Your Fund
Fraud is rare, but it happens; and when it does it is likely to be as unexpected as it is unwelcome.
28 Feb 2017
Failing To Prevent The Facilitation Of Tax Evasion – The Time To Act Is Now...
A renewed focus on corporate behaviour has been one of the hallmarks of the domestic agenda that has emerged in the early weeks and months of Theresa May's tenure as Prime Minister.
2 Dec 2016
Senior Commercial Litigator Joins Ogier's BVI Partnership
The second major hire for Ogier in the last two months, the appointment of Nicholas Burkill takes the firm's global partnership to 52...
British Virgin Islands
2 Nov 2016
The Bribery Act 2010: Practical Guidance For Jersey Companies
Whilst the Bribery Act 2010 is UK legislation which is not directly applicable to Jersey, its far reaching provisions mean that it does impact on Jersey based companies and individuals.
26 Oct 2016
Lessons To Be Learned From A Recent Regulatory Matter
We were recently instructed by a Bank in relation to a regulatory matter. The Bank had made a suspicious activity report to the Financial Investigation Unit ("FIU") due to their concerns about the potential source of funds in an account.
27 Sep 2016
When Is A Fraud On A Power Actually A Fraud?
Fraud on a power is a well-established trust doctrine and one that crops up frequently in contentious trust applications both onshore and offshore.
11 Apr 2016
Facilitation Of Tax Evasion: A New Corporate Offence
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has recently published a number of Consultation Papers, including a proposal to introduce a new corporate criminal offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion.
7 Mar 2016
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