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Jersey: Financial Services Ombudsman

15 Aug 2014
On 1 April 2014 Jersey approved the Financial Services Ombudsman (Jersey) Law 201. When it comes into force, the Law will establish the office of an ombudsman in order to review and adjudicate complaints from customers, which relate to financial services provided in Jersey. The service is intended to be reserved to those lacking the resources or expertise to use other means to resolve... Read More AboutJersey: Financial Services Ombudsman »

By Philip Jacques

3 reasons to choose Hong Kong for investing in mainland China

08 Aug 2014
If you want to invest in mainland China, Hong Kong offers plenty of advantages. It’s considered one of the best financial centres for business, because it has one of the world’s most flexible corporate governance regimes. There are 3 main advantages to using Hong Kong companies for investing in China: 1. Hong Kong’s Double Tax Agreement (DTA) with China Hong Kong has... Read More About3 reasons to choose Hong Kong for investing in mainland China »

By Stefano Iacono

OECD Model Tax Convention : 2014 update

04 Aug 2014
Important developments are occurring in international tax law which owners of UK, Benelux , Cyprus, Hong Kong and Seychelles companies should be aware of.  Companies registered and tax resident in these territories are potential beneficiaries of their double tax treaty networks. Potential benefits of double tax treaties include : exemptions from foreign... Read More AboutOECD Model Tax Convention : 2014 update »

By Martin Palmer

English Limited Partnerships – a renaissance?

30 Jul 2014
Limited partnerships in the UK are nowadays rarely used for domestic trading and business arrangements. This was not anticipated when they were introduced by the Limited Partnerships Act 1907. Today limited partnerships are generally confirmed to use as investment entities, and SPV’s – often operating internationally. However, the UK’s proposals to require the persons... Read More AboutEnglish Limited Partnerships – a renaissance? »

By Martin Palmer

BVI: Anti-money Laundering National Risk Assessment

30 Jul 2014
The BVI is scheduled to undergo its Fourth Round of Mutual Evaluation by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) in 2017 based on the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) International Standard on Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism and Proliferation. Each member country of the FATF and its associated regional bodies are now required to ensure that they... Read More AboutBVI: Anti-money Laundering National Risk Assessment »

By Philip Jacques

The right environment for international business

22 Jul 2014
By 2015 the UK Government plans to make the UK’s corporation tax the lowest in the G7, and joint lowest in the G20. Currently it is 21%. By April 2015 it will be 20% – the lowest it’s been in the UK.  According to the Government Guide to Taxation the UK has consistently attracted more company headquarter operations than any other European location. Open for business The... Read More AboutThe right environment for international business »

By Jason Reader

People with significant control over a company : the impact on beneficial shareholders of UK companies requiring lawful confidentiality

18 Jul 2014
Schedule 3 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill defines persons with “significant control” of a UK company, and requires their entry on a “PSC” register which can be inspected by any person. Alternatively, instead of a UK company maintaining its own PSC register, it may elect to maintain the register via the registrar on what is to be called a central register. A... Read More AboutPeople with significant control over a company : the impact on beneficial shareholders of UK companies requiring lawful confidentiality »

By Martin Palmer

The impact of new disclosure and transparency rules for UK companies

15 Jul 2014
On 25 th June 2014 the Government published the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Bill. The Bill contains the primary legislation concerning the new disclosure and transparency rules to which UK companies will be subject. It is likely the Bill will be passed without amendment but before the secondary legislation will be required to provide the detailed legislation. The key... Read More AboutThe impact of new disclosure and transparency rules for UK companies »

By Martin Palmer

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

11 Jul 2014
On 25 June 2014 the UK Government introduced the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill to Parliament. When it comes into force, this Bill will have a significant impact on the way that UK private companies need to be managed and organised. A copy of the Bill, a set of explanatory notes and various other documents designed to provide guidance can be found here . From a... Read More AboutThe Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill »

By Philip Jacques

Trust or Foundation: What's right for you?

30 Jun 2014
If you are considering ways to protect your assets or succession planning for the future, trusts and foundations are both valuable solutions.  But there are a number of similarities and important differences between both options so you need to find what’s right for you. Trusts have a long history in UK common law and have become much more sophisticated over time, while... Read More AboutTrust or Foundation: What's right for you? »

By Beth Lansdown

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