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This Practice Note was originally drafted by Christopher Kerr-Smiley, Legal Director at Womble Bond Dickinson, but is now maintained by Lexis®PSL Private Client....

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This Practice Note outlines Bermuda trust law and focuses upon its unique features and recent reforms, such as Bermuda's regime for private trust companies (PTCs) and...

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British Virgin Islands (BVI) trusts law is contained in the Trustee Ordinance, Cap 303 (as amended) as revised from time to time and the Virgin Islands Special Trusts Act...

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Part VIII of the Trusts Law (2011 Revision) Non-charitable purpose trusts are called ‘STAR’ trusts in the Cayman Islands. They are subject to specific statutory...

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The common law trust has long been a feature in many kinds of commercial arrangements. It has certain unique characteristics which set it apart from other legal...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: As originally announced at Autumn Budget 2017 and followed up by written statement after Spring Statement 2018, plus an announcement in Budget 2018,...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: As originally announced at Autumn Budget 2017 and followed up by written statement after Spring Statement 2018, plus an announcement in Budget 2018,...

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Guernsey as a trust jurisdiction Whilst there are examples of Guernsey’s recognition of the trust concept dating from the eighteenth century, Guernsey’s trust services...

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For general information on the Isle of Man, see Practice Note: Private Client jurisdictional guide—Isle of Man. Legal framework Isle of Man trust law has its roots in...

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Introduction Many significant and valuable UK buildings are held in Jersey Property Unit Trusts (JPUTs), sometimes referred to as Jersey Unit Trusts. This practice note...

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For general information on Jersey, see Practice Note: Private Client jurisdictional guide—Jersey [Archived]. Legal framework The legal framework for Jersey law governed...

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This Practice Note considers what a purpose clause in a facility agreement actually is. It examines how the actual wording of the clause can impact on whether a...

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What is a Quistclose trust? A Quistclose trust is an example of an ‘automatic’ resulting trust, ie a trust which arises where property is transferred by one party to...

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BREXIT: The UK is leaving the EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). This has an impact on this Practice Note. For guidance, see...

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This Practice Note was originally drafted by Owen Clutton of Macfarlanes LLP but is now maintained by Lexis®PSL Private Client. Trustee residence test The Finance Act...

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After four years of negotiation, amendments and drafting Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of...

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Introduction In a syndicated loan transaction, the security agent (sometimes also known as the security trustee) (the Security Agent) will hold the transaction security...

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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES TO TRUST-BASED OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMES Trustees may be subject to personal liability if they commit a breach of trust which causes loss to...

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Introduction Many trusts own shares as part of a portfolio of investments. This Practice Note looks at situations where trustees own shares in order to achieve some other...

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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: On 2 July 2019 the Pensions Regulator (TPR) outlined consultation proposals into the future of trusteeship and governance. TPR proposes to reduce...

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The use of special purpose vehicle structures is very common in aviation finance. They provide various advantages for lenders such as tax benefits and providing a...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: As originally announced at Autumn Budget 2017 and followed up by written statement after Spring Statement 2018, plus an announcement in Budget 2018,...

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