Jexit – the constitutional consequences for Jersey of Brexit

The Brexit referendum result of 23 June 2016 and the consequent negotiations of the UK’s exit from the EU have the clear potential to compel Jersey into a constitutional clash with the UK. Jersey, like Guernsey and the Isle of Man, is a Crown Dependency and is not part of the UK but a self-governing… Read More

Brexit and its affect on Intellectual Property

The Brexit outcome to the UK’s referendum on EU membership has no immediate effect on intellectual property in the UK – EU laws remain (pun not intended) in effect until such time as Article 50 notification is made by the UK and the consequent 2 year negotiation period ends (unless extended by agreement of the… Read More

The Importance of Innovation: Why Law Firms Need to Evolve

As technology has become embedded in our daily lives and society has become more fast paced, our expectations on service and responsiveness have changed dramatically. In a world where customers now expect businesses to respond to their emails in just one hour[1], it’s essential that companies are evolving their offer to stay relevant, gain competitive advantage… Read More

Significant Changes to Canadian Takeover Bid Regime Implemented

Introduction On May 9, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) implemented new harmonized takeover bid rules. These new rules represent the most significant changes to the securities regulatory regime for takeovers of public companies in Canada since the original adoption of the takeover bid regime in 1966. Background to the New Rules The takeover… Read More

The Automatic Exchange of Financial Information in Bulgarian Context - the Reach

I. Introduction In 2015 Bulgaria introduced in its Tax and Social Security Procedure Code (“TSSPC”) a system implementing the regionally and globally harmonized rules on automatic exchange of financial information in the field of taxation. The participating jurisdictions are the European Union member states under Directive 2014/107/EC amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards mandatory automatic exchange… Read More

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