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Special Features - Guernsey

Towards Public Registers of Beneficial Owners?

Under updated draft anti-money laundering rules approved by the European Parliament earlier this year, the ultimate owners of companies and trusts would have to be listed in public registers in EU countries. This feature is a summary of these proposals, and other measures being considered around the world to increase the transparency of ownership...
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Q3 2013 Feature: Offshore Trusts and the G8 Transparency Agenda

This feature looks at the implications of the G8ís call for more transparency with regard to the beneficial ownership of companies and legal arrangements for offshore trusts.
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Q1 2013 Feature: Jersey Enhances Its Trust Law

New legislation to enhance Jersey's trusts offering is expected to make the jurisdiction a more attractive location for private wealth management, and this feature provides an overview of the main changes brought about by the amendment to the islandís trust law, which went into effect late last year.
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Q3 2012 Feature: Offshore Trusts Under Threat?

The current controversy over the tax affairs of wealthy celebrities in the United Kingdom has cast an unwelcome spotlight onto offshore territories like Guernsey and Jersey, and has led some to suggest that the offshore trust, at least as far as these jurisdictions are concerned, has had its day, with David Cameronís coalition government expected to fire a new volley of anti-avoidance legislation in their direction. Leading political and finance industry figures in the islands, however, beg to differ.
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Q4 2011 - Trust Law Evolves in the Channel Islands

Two key rulings in the common law trust arena by the English Privy Council and the Royal Court of Jersey respectively last June are expected to have a significant impact on the way in which trust law is applied and interpreted in future cases involving Guernsey and Jersey trusts.
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The Report

Offshore Trusts Guide: Introduction

Offshore Trusts Guide: Jurisdictions

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