In this briefing, Mourant Ozannes reports on a case in which the Royal Court of Jersey concluded that it has power under its inherent jurisdiction to sanction a compromised settlement of litigation reached by the plaintiff, on behalf of a minor.
Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 19 September 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation
The English Law Commission has concluded that couples should be allowed to decide in advance how their assets will be shared if their relationship comes to an end, by preparing a "qualifying nuptial agreement". Carey Olsen looks at how the Jersey and Guernsey courts might deal with such agreements.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 14 July 2014 | Practice Area: Family Law
HM Revenue & Customs has issued a third consultation document on the inheritance tax regime for trusts. This new consultation goes further than previous consultations by setting out specific proposals for new legislation and the timing of its introduction, as this Macfarlanes briefing explains.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 18 June 2014 | Practice Area: Inheritance Tax
The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which takes effect on 1 July this year, has implications for many 'financial institutions' which may otherwise be unaware, such as professional trustees, trusts and family offices. Macfarlanes looks at reporting obligations under the new regime.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 16 June 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
This case concerned an application by the Representors, in S and his mother WS to set aside the E Trust on the grounds of mistake. The judgment is a further orthodox application of the existing, well settled principles of equitable mistake established in Jersey law, as Carey Olsen reports.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 03 June 2014 | Practice Area: Succession Planning and Trusts
This is the latest in a line of decisions of the Royal Court concerning an application to set aside a trust for mistake. It is the first decided case after the new Articles 47B to 47J of the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984, as amended, came into force. Carey Olsen takes a detailed look at the case.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 30 May 2014 | Practice Area: Succession Planning and Trusts
Because British Virgin Islands (BVI) companies are widely used in Hong Kong for various purposes, it important for clients to understand the nuances and intricacies of obtaining grants of probate and administration in the BVI. In this briefing, Harneys offers a guide for Hong Kong clients.
Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 22 May 2014 | Practice Area: Wills and Probate
Trust litigation is often necessary; it is always expensive. However, recent judgments of the Royal Court and Court of Appeal of Jersey should bring comfort and clarity to trustees and beneficiaries alike in determining how best to proceed in non-adversarial proceedings, as Mourant Ozannes reports.
Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 24 April 2014 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure
The Court of Appeal last month dismissed an appeal in the Yung Kee family company dispute, a decision which indicates that the courts will not exercise jurisdiction to wind up foreign companies which are the subject of shareholder disputes where there is not a sufficient link to Hong Kong.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 07 April 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation
This Travers Smith briefing sets out a number of key employment law dates to watch out for over the coming months and years, as well as an assessment of their practical impact. Subjects covered include pensions, executive remuneration, TUPE, unfair dismissal, discrimination and flexible working.
Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 04 April 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
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