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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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New Zealand To Update Trust Law

With the Government of New Zealand having recently announced that it intends to take up the recommendations of a commission set up to review the countryís trusts legislation, this feature takes a look at what this could mean for settlors, beneficiaries and trustees of New Zealand...
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Jersey Leads Trust World With Innovative Amendment

It may sound obscure, but the Trusts (Amendment No. 6) (Jersey) Law, introduced in October 2013 and the subject of this review, represents a significant change to Jersey's trust legislation that is expected to lead to more business for the jurisdiction's already substantial trust sector...
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Q2 2013 Feature: Maltese Trust Law Reforms

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has recently proposed a number of significant amendments to the Trusts and Trustees Act as well as changes to the way the trust and fiduciary services sector is regulated, and these possible changes are examined in this feature.
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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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The Report

Offshore Trusts Guide: Introduction

Offshore Trusts Guide: Jurisdictions

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